Posts Tagged ‘9 Queens Academy’

Congrats Amanda!

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9 Queens instructor Amanda Mateer earned her first WIM norm at the Philadelphia Open. Watch this video on her victories.

Ladies checkmate challenge!

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Don’t miss a very special 9 Queens Academy on June 27 from 2-4 at the Girl Scout Resource Center. This month 9 Queens is hosting a checkmate challenge (with prizes) for female chess players of all ages and abilities. Beginners welcome! Many thanks to Bookmans for sponsoring our 9 Queens Academy series and to the Sahuaro Girl Scouts for hosting the event.

Tucson Queens Academies

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academylogoLadies of Tucson- ready for some chess in 2010?

9 Queens and Bookmans are gearing up again to provide free chess workshops for women and girls of all ages and abilities!!! Due to increased attendance rates, we are now offering two workshops  (beginners only workshop and an intermediate/advanced workshop) every month. Every workshop will take place at Bookmans on Grant and Campbell.

9 Queens Academy
Intermediate/Advanced Workshops: Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 21
Beginner Workshops: Feb 7, March 7

Time: 2-4 pm

Location: Bookmans on Grant

For more information 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. ”