Questions tagged [clubs]

Associations where members play chess.

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Does chess need promoting at all?

Chess has survived for thousands of years. Do we need to make special efforts to promote it? Should anyone bother to promote chess other than FIDE?
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Who is best at promoting chess? [closed]

Should FIDE be the one to promote chess. Or USCF and other national NCFs? Should it be tournament promoters who profit from more players attending? Is it the job of local clubs to promote chess? ...
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How can we make chess community welcoming to women/girls?

How to make chess community and environments more welcoming to women/girls? Chess is not a sport/game of choice for most women. The following two nice answers discuss why -- one, two. These are ...
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Interactive Chess Whiteboard

I am a coach at a small high school. We are starting a chess club. We have Epson BrightLink projectors with the interactive boards. Is there a way we can have a chess board displayed on the whiteboard ...
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What activities should we set up in a chess club?

I am planning to begin a chess club in the engineering college I study. I am an average player myself, but enthusiastic. My question is how should we go about it, once its up and running? One thing ...
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clubs -> tournaments?

I live in Maharashtra, India, and can't find any tournaments (that don't take a lot of entry fee) to participate in, and I really want to. There are some clubs near me, though. What I wanted to ask is ...
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Should I join a chess club?

I started playing chess around 1 year ago, all I have done is watch some videos and play online, so my knowledge is pretty poor. I am coming to a new city and I was thinking about joining a chess club,...
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What constitutes a chess ecosystem?

I'm been thinking about the metrics to measure to make a "Best Cities for Chess" list. Assume I'm going to call these cities as "Chess Ecosystems", what are some of the things that would indicate its ...
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In the United States, what are the universities and colleges with the best chess club?

Webster University undeniably takes first place. But I would like to know more American universities and colleges which have a big chess club.
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Unlearning myths from the mind of an experienced club player

I recently met a club player who had been playing chess for 23 years, but couldn't improve his ELO more that 1800. When I played with him, I found his tactical skills are good, moderate endgame ...
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Do you sign papers when joining a chess club?

I've been invited by a club to join. I've never played in a club before. He said I should sign papers, and then I can play for fun and free and represent the club in tournaments. My question is, do ...
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How does a chess club become recognized by FIDE?

First question here, I split it into 2 questions What would it take for the club to be recognized by FIDE? At first the club would be a place to have fun, but later on, I would like that the club ...
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Opening a chess club

Beside the chess sets and clocks, what materials are needed? I took care of the place, I'm talking about chess materials needed. Now lets talk about the materials, I would like to buy them this week, ...
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How many chess clubs are there in the world?

I'm interested in the total number of active chess clubs in the world. I'd also be keen to see any historical trends in this number over the past couple of decades.
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How can I make a chess exhibition exciting for 'laypeople'?

I've been asked recently to try to put on a few chess exhibitions for some local kids and their parents in a mostly urban setting, and one thing that I'm keenly aware of is the basic 'uncoolness' that ...
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How can I make chess interesting and fun for beginners and doubters?

I love playing chess, but I find that it is difficult to find people who are willing to commit time to play games with me. I'm not a great player (I've never memorized moves or openings) but I have ...
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Which is the World's largest chess club?

Most chess clubs in my area struggle to gather more than 30 federated members with only one club past the 100-member count in a territory of 8 million people. Which is the largest physical chess club ...
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How do I find players to play in person?

How do I find events (free/paid) that would allow me to play chess locally with other players?