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Photos from Sky Cafe Chess!

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Check out the beautiful photos courtesy of Jeff Smith from our event with the Youth Volunteer Corps of Southern Arizona at Sky Cafe in Tucson.

Summer Chess Extravaganza

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Join 9 Queens and the Youth Volunteer Corps of Southern Arizona as we host an afternoon of free chess lessons, games and contests. Beginners: learn how to play a game of chess (using chess passports provided by Bookmans) and get a free slice of pizza! Intermediate and advanced players come by for pizza, casual games and fun.

This event is free and open to the public.
Note: This is a family friendly event; no alcohol will be served during the event.


Deadly Decoys this Sunday

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Reminder: do not miss the 9 Queens Ladies Chess Academy this Sunday, May 23 from 2-4 pm at the Bookmans Low Lounge in the Girl Scout Resource Center!!! This month National Master Leo Martinez will be teaching advanced players how to create deadly decoys to distract their opponents. Beginners will learn the king and queen dance while going over how all the pieces move. This free workshop is generously sponsored by Bookmans.


Photos from MOCA tournament!

Check out these photos from the 9 Queens and Kings Chess Dia De Los Ninos Chess Tournament at MOCA Tucson. Many thanks to the Downtown Tucson Partnership for sponsoring this year’s tournament. All photos courtesy of Jeff Smith

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. ”