29 August 2008

St. Louis Chess Club

Here's a chess club that has been getting its share of publicity lately.

St. Louis Chess Club (3:56) • 'The mission of the chess club is to promote chess throughout the St. Louis area, especially amongst students.'

Web site: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis • See also St.Louis Chess Club Opens ('It was a spectacular opening for what promises to be a spectacular chess club.') and 2009 U.S. Champs Set for St. Louis, both from the USCF's USchess.org. • Plus Rex Sinquefield's Chess Mecca in the CWE: 'As promised, the über-rich libertarian political activist and philanthropist Rex Sinquefield has created a beauty of a chess club. The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, located in the heart of the heart of the Central West End, opens to the public tonight. [...] The club is sponsoring a five-year study of chess and schoolchildren.'

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