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Team Regionals

Good luck to all the Bloomington players that will participate in the upcoming 2017 SCI Team Regional tournaments in Indy (University Elementary)  and Terre Haute (Binford Elementary and Childs Elementary). The kids are in good hands with coaches Bobby Goddin…

Common Tournament Questions

Source: Chess Start Parents should expect to console their children when they lose and encourage good sportsmanship regardless of the results. Children play chess best when they are not surging with adrenaline (or sugar) and when they know that their primary…

The Black King

by Juan José Arreola. Translated by Elise Dorn. J’ay aux eschés joué devant Amours. Charles d’Orléans I am the dark, widower, inconsolable who sacrificed his last rook to bring a female pawn to the seventh rank, in front of the…

What to Expect at a Scholastic Tournament

Source: http://www.chessstart.org/TournamentInformation.html If you’re a parent taking a child to their first chess tournament, it’s likely to be a confusing experience – certainly for you, and possibly for your child as well. There’s a lot of information presented, as well as…

Ben Harris Spring Chess Open

The 2017’s Ben Harris  Spring Chess Open will be on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (MAP). To register, click HERE  Here is the information: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 100 N State Road 46; Bloomington,…

Southern Indiana Open

Back to Home Page The Southern Indiana Open is around the corner! To register, click HERE. When: Saturday, Feb 18, 2017, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Where: Holiday Inn 1710 N. Kinser Pike Bloomington, IN Contact: Craig Hines 812-423-2996 Payment: Payment In…

“Queen of Katwe”

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Join us on March 12 at 3:30pm to the screening of “Queen of Katwe” at the MCPL. Free to the public. Tell your friends!

“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

Release date: September 23, 2016 (USA)
Director: Mira Nair

Chess in Bloomington

Back to Home Page by Cristian Medina. Originally posted in Spanish in Boletín Comunitario. Translated by Elise Dorn.   Chess is art and calculation (M. Botvinnik)   Although the origin of chess is uncertain, the consensus is that it originated…