The Ben Harris Spring Chess Open, sponsored by BISCC, has been set for April 25th. It will take place at the same venue as last year, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Bloomington. Registration is open starting March 8th. It will have sections for 1st Grade and Under, 3rd and Under, 6th and Under, and Open (all ages). Entry forms will be posted on this website under ‘Tournaments”, and at the Scholastic Chess Indiana website.
Please join us on Sunday, March 8th at Monroe County Public Library for the next meeting of the BISCC library chapter. We will be rooms 1B and 1C, meeting time is the usual 1:30 to 3:30. Remember to ‘Spring forward’ your clocks by one hour the night before the meeting (Daylight Savings Time), or you may be late!
For our next chapter meeting, we will back to our usual rooms 1B and 1C, at the Monroe County Public Library. The date will be on Sunday, February 22nd.
Hi chess families,
This is your reminder that this Sunday is chess club from 1:30 – 3:30 in rooms 1B & 1C of the Monroe County Public Library. The beginners will learn about gambits, counter-gambits, and defensive strategies to neutralize them. Then, the advanced group will learn how to recognize and play the Lucena and Philidor positions. During the second half of the meeting, coach Gerry Roberts will briefly expound upon the benefits of blindfold chess before attempting to play four games blindfolded simultaneously.
If you are hoping to compete in team regionals for the state, you can still get entries in this week if you want to compete in Indianapolis on March 1st. There is also a President’s Day Chess Camp for the holiday in Zionsville put on by Aaron Dean’s Learning Through Games.
If you or your child are looking for some self study, you might enjoy this list of best chess games of all time from chessgames.com.