This new year is the “Year of Community” for Wilton and Bingara Gorge. The Wilton Community Chess Club hopes to bring people from all ages and walks of life together – to play chess! It is hoped that friendly chess games, with a little bit of learning along the way, will bind us all together.
We aim to meet once a week for a couple of hours in the Bingara Gorge community space: Pulse Cafe. All skill levels, ages and experience welcome.
Please see the about tab for details, and there is other information on the site to hopefully help you improve your game, or at least to allow you to understand when you go wrong. Advice for parents is also there! Of course, we all know why we should play chess.
If you have any questions, or can assist, then please complete the contact form below. A gold coin donation is requested, to allow for the purchase of equipment or for mini-event prizes.
Just a note to say that I (Scott) will be relocating to Melbourne shortly. So this Sunday will be my last at the Sunday chess club. I will be donating 2 chess sets and boards, that will be kept at the Pulse facilities. So that means anyone, anytime could play some chess (just ask at the desk). It will be up to YOU, if the usual chess get together (Sundays 9-11 am during school term) continues in its current form.
I have enjoyed the short time that we have had to play some chess together, and to build our little community. Happy in chess, Scott
We had 10 visitors to chess today, so that is a new record for us. To prove it, see the attached pics. We had a good time, with 4 new people turning up, and I hope to see most of you there next week!
The Community chess club will be taking 2 weeks break while the school holidays is on. We will reconvene on Sunday 12th July (yes, I know it is still in the school holidays – but only just).
We had 6 people at the club last Sunday – a record, and I am pleased the numbers are increasing – and not always the same faces each week.
Have a great holiday.
No, you don’t have to be strong, or God like, to move the pieces, but it helps!
Just a reminder, that we will be at the Wilton Markets this Sunday 19th. Please come on down to check us out, and play some normal and large size chess.
We are in recess for the school holidays now. We hope to see some new faces on the 19th April at the Wilton Community markets, at Hannaford Oval. There will be normal chess sets mixed in with giant chess, draughts and lego sets. Sounds like fun to me, and I hope to you as well. Normal service will resume at the Pulse Cafe on the 26th from 9am.
No, not playing against GIANTS!
But we will be playing with some giant chess pieces on the 19th April at the Wilton Market day. So this should be a bit of fun. We will have the usual sets also there, for all to use. It all helps to raise the club profile in the local community, and may turn into a regular event. I will remind you closer to the date, to NOT come to the Pulse Cafe for that Sunday.
I just found a University of Sydney paper about the benefits of our children playing chess.
A link to it is here: Kids play chess, or it can be clicked to under the Why Play Chess? page.