Let Us be your Local Chess Club!!
Mar 19, 2014, 7:18 AM
Here's an interesting conversation taken from the Group Notes of the Dan Heisman Learning Center this week --
- My local chess club has just shut down....
by a-monkey 18 hours ago
- One of the reasons we started the DHLC is to create a virtual local club since so many of our members don't have access to one. I know it's not quite the same, but for me it has been a good substitute.
- Went every friday to a coffee shop... Only the guy who started the club showed up... very nice guy, but I think he had health problems... hasn't responded to emails.
by a-monkey 15 hours ago
- . The only chess clubs that survive have to well- financed such as the Marshall (trust Fund, owned fully paid for building housing the 2 floor chess club, The Manhattan which is now a business selling chess stuff and holding regular major tournaments. The actual active membership is almost of no help and clubs must depend on paid staff. Then there's the difficulty of locating an active group of players. I have free premises that houses 150 people comfortably in Palm Springs, CA and chess equip
*** How about YOU ? ***
Do you have an active local chess club? If so, you are one of the fortunate few!
However, many of us have found that the DHLC can be a very convenient and effective substitute for a local club.
Here at the DHLC we have regular competition in the Live Chess Server at OTB time controls, much like your local club. All our tournaments are organized and played via our sister group, the Slow Chess League, now with 1,300 members!
Like the best local clubs, we have a great Newsletter!
Like a very few of the best clubs, we have our own signature line of Chess T-shirts, coffee mugs, and gear-- ALL profits to charity!!
Why not join us and have a friendly, supportive local Chess Club you can call your own? Just click below!!