27 May 2018

Sunday Series

Another post on The Sociology of Chess (November 2016), another video from the Saint Louis Chess Club. The previous video, 2018 U.S. Championship - Hall of Fame (April 2018), was the second in a row, making this one the third.

2018 U.S. Chess Championships: Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield (5:37) • 'Published on Apr 30, 2018'

The description from the Youtube channel for the Saint Louis Chess Club said,

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley talks to Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield, co-founder of the Saint Louis Chess Club, during Round 10 of the 2018 U.S. Chess Championships.

At the beginning of the clip GM Ashley elicits a smile by saying,

Half of the Sinquefield show is Dr. Jeannie Sinquefield and we would say the better half, too. Rex is crazy. She's the reasonable one in the family. You need the dreamers and you need the practical ones.

The rest of the clip is mainly about the Boy Scouts. Dr. Sinquefield says, 'I now have 170.000 boys who have earned the chess merit badge.' For more about that badge on this blog, see Chess Merit Badge (September 2011). As for her doctorate, a page for the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, Jeanne Sinquefield - Music Composition & Education, informs,

Dr. Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield received a Masters in Business Administration and a doctorate in demography from The University of Chicago.

A doctorate in demography -- I bet that not many of those have been awarded.


This post finishes the transition I mentioned at the beginning of the month in Silk Anniversary!: 'While I'm not planning to stop anytime soon, I will start to slow down'. My fortnightly rotating series...

...plus this long-running series on sociology will now continue once a month each, rotating on Sundays.

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