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.
The latest Wilton Public School newsletter has a chess item on it:
The news of the establishment of the WPS Chess Club spread quickly among the year 3 – 6 students in the early weeks of the term. The signup sheet was overflowing and I was regularly interrogated by the many chess enthusiasts, “Is Chess Club starting today?”
When we opened the doors for the first time in week 4 we had over 30 students attend, all eager for a game. Brimming with excitement, ranging from beginners (myself included) to the quite experienced players, the atmosphere in the library was quite different to the traditional, quiet, chess setting.
The club has been established with the guidance of local chess guru, Scott, who is volunteering his time to provide his expertise to develop the student’s skills. Mrs Shaw is our onsite chess expert, also sharing her knowledge and skills. The school has purchased 10 chess sets which the students gave the tick of approval this week.
It is great that the kids and teachers are having a good time, and that the school is committing to more chess sets. I hope to bring a love of chess to those that come along, with perhaps more structure for those that want to improve or can commit more time to the game. Time will tell! The full article is WPS newsletter edited page 3 (photos not from the school).
We had 3 boards busy on Sunday, with a few regulars and some new faces. I think we all learnt something, sometimes it was even chess related. We enjoyed the air conditioning, that we didn’t notice until we came outside into the steamy day. See you, and hopefully other new faces this Sunday from 9am.