We will meet Saturday, June 3, from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Forest Public Library. You may bring your own chess set, but the library has five sets for use during your visit.
The Forest Public Library will host its annual children's summer reading program from 6 until 7 p.m. during the month of June. We will be available each night with a display set up to answer questions about chess and our club. The dates are Tuesdays - June 6, 13, and 27.
You may bring your own chess set, but the library has five sets for use during your visit and we have a few additional ones.
We are working out the details of planning a one-day summer chess camp on July 1 at the Forest Public Library. Plans should be finalized after our next meeting on June 3. This will be an opportunity for players of all ages to come check out the game, receive initial instructions, and more. The program will be focused on children and youth, but adults are welcome. More details to follow.
Skip down below to see what special events we have held in recent months
We're celebrating five years since starting our chess journey and providing opportunities to play in Scott County. We thank all of our sponsors and partners who have helped us.
The celebration will continue all year.
We made our third appearance as a guest on "Good Things" with our partner and show host Rebecca Turner. This time we had a fellow chess leader, Beth Thrasher, talking about the game's growth in Mississippi, how to get involved; and specifically about children learning the game and expanding chess into public schools. We were on the air from 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, June 1.
We had a booth at the annual LakeFest community festival on the grounds of the Old Depot in Lake to promote the game of Chess. We had an excellent number of people express interest in the game. Kids and some adults played on the demonstration board throughout the whole time we were there. Some kids learned the game for the first time and others were already experienced and showed great skills.. It was on the hot side, but a beautiful day and tremendous turnout.
We had a booth at the Morton Day in Park Festival at Farris Park in Morton to promote the game of Chess. We had a good number of people express interest in the game and several kids played on the demonstration board.
Our 2nd annual spring chess tournament attracted 45 players from across Mississippi to engage in some great chess games.
We had a booth at the Wing Dang Doodle Festival at Gaddis Park in Forest to promote the game of Chess.
It was a wonderful day and we had many visitors ask us about our club and the game. Some played a few games on demonstration sets we had available.
In 1976, by presidential proclamation, President Gerald Ford declared October 9th to be National Chess Day - a day to celebrate the royal game.
National Chess Day takes place every second Saturday in October.
Everyone is encouraged to play a game - online or in person - to commemorate this special recognition.
As a service project in honor of National Chess Day, the Scott County Chess Club teamed up with the Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of America to host a Chess Merit Badge Clinic.
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This was our second major tournament this year, third overall, at Roosevelt State Park.