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Dec 20 Tucson Queens Academy

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Women’s World Chess Champ Alexandra Kosteniuk to attend 9 Queens Academy!!!!

PLEASE NOTE: In order to accommodate Ms. Kosteniuk’s visit there have been a couple of important scheduling and venue changes:

  • The 9 Queens Academy will be now be held at the Parasol Project Arts Space (located at 299 Park Avenue) from 2-4 pm on Sunday Dec 20, 2009.
  • Immediately following the Queens Academy, from 4-7 pm  at MAST (a new boutique located directly next door to Parasol Projects), 9 Queens will host a reception and simultaneous chess exhibit featuring Ms. Kosteniuk.
  • All activities will be open to all chess enthusiasts (men and women) of all ages and abilities.

On December 20, 2009, as part of her national goodwill tour to promote the benefits of chess, Ms. Kosteniuk will fly to Tucson, Arizona to promote the benefits of chess. From 2-4 pm at the Parasol Project Arts Space (299 S Park Avenue), Ms. Kosteniuk will answer questions from participants in the 9 Queens Academy and read from her new book “Diary of a Chess Queen.”  Immediately following the Queens Academy, 9 Queens will host a reception and simultaneous chess exhibit at MAST a new boutique located next door to Parasol Project.  During the simultaneous chess exhibit, Ms. Kosteniuk will play up to 50 chess players at the same time.

In addition to to serving as the current Women’s World Chess Champion, Ms. Kosteniuk, also serves as the co-chair for the World Chess Federation’s Commission for Womens Chess. Ms Kosteniuk
is also a notable chess celebrity and widely regarded as the most popular chess player in the world. Known for the mantra “Chess is Cool,” Kosteniuk was recently voted the most influential chess player on Twitter.

Photos from All Queens Chess Day

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Check out Jeff Smith’s gorgeous photo collection from All Queens Chess Day on October 18, 2009 at Bookmans on Speedway. You can see more of Jeff’s photos at his website Many thanks to Jeff for taking these photos and to Bookmans for sponsoring the event!

All Queens on the news

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Much more to come about All Queens Chess Day but in case you missed it, check out this clip from Fox 11 News and this clip from KOLD News 13.

5 reasons why you should come to All Queens Day

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There are so many reasons why EVERYONE should try to come to All Queens Chess Day on October 18th from 1-4 pm at Bookmans on Speedway. Here are just a couple…

  1. 1. Meet some of Tucson’s strongest chess players including members of the Arizona Scorpions.
  2. 2. Watch Council Members Nina Trasoff and Karin Uhlich duke it out in a Ward to Ward battle over the boards.
  3. 3. Be a king or queen for the day and make your crown at the Bookmans’ arts and crafts station.
  4. 4. Learn how to play chess with Vice Mayor Regina Romero and First Lady of Tucson Beth Walkup.
  5. 5. Help celebrate female empowerment and chess with 9 Queens!

All Queens Chess Day

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9queens-flyers-080909-39 Queens and Bookmans are proud to present…

All Queens Chess Day

Tucson’s only chess tournament and workshop exclusively for women and girls.

Co-hosted by Vice-Mayor Regina Romero and City Council Member Nina Trasoff

Featuring City Council Member Karin Uhlich and First Lady of Tucson Beth Walkup

Date: October 18, 2009

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: Bookmans on Speedway (6230 E. Speedway)

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to pre-register for the tournament email

9 Queens: Empowerment through Chess

9 Queens is dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through chess by making the game fun, exciting, and accessible.

Player Spotlight

Varga Luna

(playing for 4 years)

“I became interested in chess when I was about four. I like chess bc you get to have fun and learn some things. You get to be more patient. You get to focus and concentrate. ”