Call it checkmate at Camden and Narellan libraries
18 Jul 11 @ 04:04pm by DENNIS CLOUGH
A MIX of master and beginners chess players are making their move to Camden and Narellan libraries.
Camden Library has begun operating a chess club on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm, and Narellan Library chess club is on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm.
Library services manager Kathryn Baget-Juleff said the Camden club was attracting about 10 players each week while Narellan was attracting about six.
She said players of all skill levels were welcome.
“Camden chess players are experienced, but welcome beginners and they are happy to coach new players,” she said. “At Camden, we have a volunteer who co-ordinates the group. Camden’s group has people of all ages, mainly retired males. Narellan’s group is made up more of young people, again predominantly male.”
The clubs started in February after public requests for chess boards at the libraries.
Mt Annan chess player Robert Bee said he was grateful for the opportunity to play. “What is great about the club is its friendliness and willingness to help beginners,” he said.
Contact Camden Library on 4654 7951 or Narellan on 4645 5039.