Monday, January 16, 2012

9 Queens - Free Chess Seminar

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 in starting a chess club, working as a chess instructor or developing chess teaching skills.

Date: January 28, 2012

Time: 10 am - 2:30 pm (30 minute lunch break)

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

9 Queens is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to extending the benefits of chess to under-served and under-represented populations. If you would like to attend this seminar, please send an email to You must pre-register to attend; space is limited.

Friday, January 6, 2012

International School of Tucson Chess Scholarships

The International School of Tucson is offering the Jessica E Martin chess scholarship.

To learn more about the scholarship, visit their webpage at:

Click here to view the scholarship form.

The application deadline has been extended to February 28, 2012.