"I have always a slight feeling of pity for the man who has no knowledge of chess, just as I would pity the one who has remained ignorant of love. Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy."

- Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch,
noted chessplayer, writer,
and theoretician

NOTE: This webpage has not been updated in several years and may not reflect current information. -PRL

The Prince Rupert Chess Club meets every Saturday at the Prince Rupert Public Library from 1 to 5 PM. (You can't miss us. We're the noisy band of brigands in the northwest corner on the main floor.) The atmosphere is very informal and everyone is welcome. There are no membership dues or drop-in fees of any kind. Our goal is to encourage participation in the wonderful game/art/science/sport of chess.

Whether you are an experienced addict of the royal game or just curious neophyte we would be more than pleased to have you join our small but dedicated bunch of woodpushers. Don't know how to play but always wanted to learn? No problem, one of our members would be happy to go over the basics with you. We have all the necessary equipment on hand : boards, pieces and yes, chess clocks for the die-hard blitz (5 minute/game for each player) afficionado. All you need to bring is desire. The emphasis is on fun as we do not hold any formal competitions (except for the annual Prince Rupert Open Tournament in March). More serious competitors can obtain information about the Canadian Chess federation, hot to get a national rating, local area tournaments and the larger chess community in general.

And yes kids are welcome. Did you know that chess playing youngsters generally do better at school than their non-playing brethren? It seems chess develops analytical skills and improves concentration. As a result many schools in the U.S. and Canada are now adding chess to the curriculm. So instead of wasting your money on the latest Hollywood dreck every Saturday afternoon why not take up the challenge of chess instead?

For more information contact Nicholas Taylor at (250) 624-6078 or John Niksic at (250) 624-2937. (Mr. Taylor also supervises the PRince Rupert Senior Secondary School Chess Club meetings Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3 to 5 PM when school is in session.)

Prince Rupert Chess Club
Last Updated: 07/06/01

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