Robert Bemben & Robin Ray will, again, mentor our chess club, the Chess Gang. The club is open to young people from ages 8 and up. The Gang meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Program Room and there is a monthly “Family Night” (usually the third Thursday of the month). The gang will meet from now through the end of May.
This is a drop-in activity and it is free. Popcorn and “bug juice” will be available for snacks.
The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, with older players assisting younger ones, depending upon their needs. Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.
The Petoskey District Library chess gang met Thursday night, Oct. 16, for its first family fun night of the season.
Eight players played in a mini-Swiss tournament. Swiss tournament pairings were based on ratings calculated from recent tournaments. Several adults played in a separate section.
Jackson Borst took first place with a perfect 4-0 score, Alex Bemben took second place with 3-1 and Joel Dubey took third place with 2-1-1 (one draw).
The next PDL family chess night is scheduled for January 15 at the Carnegie Building from 6:30 to 8:30 upstairs. New ‘unrated’ players are welcome ages 8 through adult. It’s “kid’s bring an adult night” and parents are encouraged to play as well as being asked to stay and supervise younger children