Our restroom was gutted and remodeled. New walls, sink, toilet and floor was the order of the day. Some things were omitted due to cost, for example, urinal and tile for the walls. Due to extreme termite damage in the walls (missing studs or partial studs) that have to be repaired to keep walls from crashing down. Not really pleased with contractor as we have to finish the little things they did not complete. But we have a new and clean restroom! Next, get the floor cleaned and waxed! Want to help? Call me.
Annual meeting to elect new officers and have a party to salute Gary Sanders (9 time Florida State Champion) who past away in November, then to finish off the day, a speed tournament for the St. Petersburg Chess Club. The Speed tournament will be 10 minute per side and $5.00 for non-members participating and the prizes are a Chronos Clock (Donated by Mr. Wright) to first place with your name on a plaque on the wall of the Chess Club! Please bring a dish for the party!! I’m bringing my wife’s Chilli as requested. All are invited to the Party!
Gary Sanders has past away this week. A Senior Master and 9 times Florida State Chess Champion and my best friend. I shall miss him dearly. Rest in Peace my friend!
The Annual Christmas Party is postponed till January. Date to be determined soon. Death in the chess family.
This Sunday (10-02-16) the Chess Club will be open from 1PM till 5PM. Every Sunday from now on, we will be open, so come on down and play a game or more! I will be there. Gene
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Friday night speed chess, most of the time called “Blitz”, starts about 8:00 pm. But if Blitz is not your “speed”, play with different time controls or without the clock. But play, one on one with an opponent you can see! Online chess is mostly cheaters (using cell phone or computer engine) now days. Sure you might play one game against someone, but some how the next game you play that person plays at 2800 strength! So play with people you can see!! The world is becoming a digital playground, people are not able or want to face their fellow humans today. You see the masses walking in a daze with some kind of digital device in their hands. Do I need to mention spelling or grammar? Studies have been released saying that cell phone are as addicting as level 4 narcotics. Please, put down the cell phone and pick up a pawn. We are open at 5:30 pm on Fridays and some of the better players (experts or masters) show up around 8 pm. Come on down to the oldest chess club in the nation in the same location. Love to see you, young and old, male or female, well just every body! If you want to learn how to play or learn to play even better, we can help as we have the best chess coaches in Tampa Bay! The club is open Mondays, Wednesday and Friday from about 1 pm till the last member leaves and locks the door. It is your move! 1. e4… best by test!
Gene Randolph , President
We wish to thank the parents for bring their children down to the chess club on Fridays.
From about 5:30 pm to around 8:30 pm the kids play chess and learn new ways to beat the adults! I just love it!
Christmas party information will be finalized shortly, so watch for updates!!
Come to the Chess Club to play REAL people, not online computers!
The Club will be closed on December 2 and 3 do to the removal of the 83 year old floor and installation of a new floor! The checkered board square pattern will remain because we belong to the National Historic Registry. This is great news for the Club because we will have a new floor for the Annual Meeting and Party December 21. All are welcome to the Party! Please bring a dish to add to the feast! Merry Christmas!! December 1 Sunday@ 1:00pm we will some help moving the tables and stuff outside so the floor can be done!
The floor looks Great!! New baseboards also! So we painted the columns . I wish to thank the people that helped me get the stuff out and into the club during this time! The floor took longer expected to install (5 days) but the wait was worth it!
Come to the Chess Club to see the beautiful floor etc.