Nevada Chess Club has a successful start

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
Nevada Chess Club has a successful start

The inaugural year for the Nevada Chess Club was a big success.

The club met every late-start Monday morning at Kids At First at the First United Methodist Church in Nevada. The participants ranged in age from elementary to high school students, and there were between five and 12 chess players every week. The students were taught and supervised each week by high school sophomores Malachi Hornbuckle and Alec Sanchez.

The participants learned a great deal about the wonderful game of chess, and will, hopefully, continue to play it for the rest of their lives. There were even some adults who took advantage of the instruction, to learn a game they “were always curious about” and “always wanted to learn.”

Hornbuckle and Sanchez will not be able to supervise this group in the 2016-2017 school year. The Kids At First program is searching for a community member or other high school students to take on this role, so this club can continue and grow. Please note that high school students can earn Silver Cord hours for this. All that is required is an appreciation for chess and the ability to commit to supervising this group on Mondays when school is in session — from approximately 7:15-8:45. All chess boards and other materials are provided. Contact Doxie Weber at 515-382-6212 if you are interested.