Chess Workshops for Adult Beginners

Chess Workshops for Adult Beginners

Memphis Public Library and Information Center’s Humanities Department is hosting a Beginners Chess workshop series  for adults. Shelby County Chess instructors Korey Kormick, Matthew Horton, and Christy Kirchner team up to teach 4 free one hour workshops beginning September 22, 2015 thru October 14, 2015. The first workshop in the series will be held on Tuesday 22 September, from 6-7pm in Meeting Room B at the Benjamin Hooks Library, located at 3030 Poplar.  We will ,also, host a Chess Tournament on October 31st from 10 – 3.

The workshops provide comprehensive chess instruction for adults interested in learning to play, or adults who want a refresher on the game. The primary objective of these workshops is for adults to confidently and successfully be able to play chess against others unaided.

DATES: September 29th                     6 – 7

October 6th                              6 – 7

October 14th                            6 – 7

For more information please contact the Humanities Department at 901.415.2726

Workshops: Host workshops in September & October, one hour each session.

Date Beginner Intermediate Location
22 September 2015 Tuesday, 6-7pm Meeting Room B
29 September 2015 Tuesday, 6-7pm Meeting Room C
6 October 2015 Tuesday, 6-7pm Tuesday, 7-8pm Meeting Room B
14 October 2015 Wednesday, 6-7pm Tuesday, 7-8pm Meeting Room C


Chess tournament: Host chess tournament Saturday in conjunction with Memphis Chess Club’s monthly tournament. Format: 3 Round Swiss, G/30; d0.

Date Tournament Registration Location
31 October 2015 Saturday, 10am-3pm Pre-registration &         On Tournament Day Meeting Room B

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