– Marbles Queen Pothos Chess Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary, but the club’s current members haven’t forgotten who’s been keeping it going.
The Toronto Chess Club will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year.
“We’ve always played a lot of games and we’ve always had people come in,” says club president Tim Haines.
“We haven’t missed anybody.
We’re really happy with where we are, but we have a lot more to do.
We have lots of plans for our future.”
Haines says the club is doing everything possible to make sure it stays relevant.
“The club is not going to go away.
We are just trying to get to the next generation of chess players and keep this thing going,” he says.
The club’s players and volunteers are making the effort to keep the community’s chess heritage alive.
Hainess says he’s always looking to find new players.
“You never know what’s going to come out of it, so it’s always exciting.
We’ve got a lot going on right now,” he explains.
“I’m sure that in five or 10 years, we’ll be here.”
The club holds its grand opening on Sunday, October 26.
The first 100 members will receive a commemorative chess set that will be placed in their locker.
The club is also celebrating its 75th anniversary.