Meet‘n’play­ches­sat Wex­ford town li­brary

Wexford People - - NEWS -

MEET ‘n’ Play Chess at Wex­ford Li­brary has recom­menced on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noons. The ear­lier 3.15-4 p.m. ses­sion is for younger chil­dren/be­gin­ners, while the 4-5 p.m. slot is for older chil­dren and those with a de­cent knowl­edge of the game.

These ses­sions are all about in­still­ing in chil­dren a love of the game. The bit that usu­ally gets par­ents hooked is that it also improves a child’s prob­lem-solv­ing abil­ity.

Once chil­dren have con­quered the ba­sics and have fallen madly pas­sion­ately in love with the mind-warp­ing bril­liance of this an­cient Game of Kings they can try out all their new-found knowl­edge against their peers.

And their par­ents. There is noth­ing a kid likes bet­ter than ca­su­ally ask­ing dad for a game and mat­ing him in 30 sec­onds. Wex­ford Li­brary hopes, at some point dur­ing the year, to ar­range a course of chess tu­ition by a high rank­ing player/teacher in or­der that those play­ers in­ter­ested in do­ing so may de­velop their game.

For now any­one in­ter­ested in play­ing chess should turn up on Wed­nes­day and give it a go.

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