Say YES! to Chess
Palm Harbor Library Hosts Chess Club
PALM HARBOR - Palm Harbor resident Jim Martin had a dream. He enjoyed playing chess as a young man and now, as a senior, he still loves to play, so he was looking for a place where others with this same interest could meet.
This past March, his dream came true! An intergenerational chess club, with members aged 9 to 78 years, began gathering at Palm Harbor Library. Their desire was to either learn the game or to challenge others through game play. The Palm Harbor Chess Club started small, with approximately ten people meeting on Thursday mornings. The club now also meets on Thursday evenings, and participation has increased, with approx. 10-12 members in the morning and 15 in the evening. Game play isn't limited to scheduled meeting times -- it extends onto the library's public floor whenever the desire arises. The friendly, nurturing and safe environment of the club is enhanced each week by light refreshments.
The group recently learned they'll be receiving a "Chess for Youth" Grant, and will soon be getting new chess boards and chess pieces. Not bad for an eight-month-old club! If you are interested in playing chess, please go to Palm Harbor Library on Thursdays at either 10:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. and join in! Appointments for individual instruction can also be arranged by contacting Martin at 727-798-4774 or Gene Mag at 727-942-2778.
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