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. ”


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Photo courtesy of Jeff Smith (www.jeffsmithusa.com)

Are you interested in teaching chess? Good news! You don’t need to be Bobby Fischer to be an effective chess teacher or coach. 9 Queens is offering a free training seminar for anyone interested starting a chess club, working as a chess instructor or developing chess teaching skills.

Date:  January 19, 2013

Time: 10 am – 1:00 pm

Place:  Tucson Main Library, 101 N. Stone

Topics to be covered include:

  • Planning a lesson

  • Teaching strategies for instructors with limited chess experience

  • How to keep students engaged

  • Teaching the basics of chess

  • Hands on exercises

  • Making chess fun

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Chess Teacher Training Workshop
January 19, 2013 10:00 am
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