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Family Fun at the Suncoast Chess Club

The Sunshine Coast Chess Club Inc conducted great Family Fun Events in April and October 2022 at the Buderim War Memorial Hall. Buderim is a busy town situated on the Sunshine Coast on a volcanic plateau, about 100 km north of Brisbane by the Bruce Highway.

On arrival on Sunday last, I was impressed by their large chess sign at the entrance to the building which also houses a library, Garden Club, and many other community activities. The club normally meets at the hall on Tuesday evenings.…0Sign.jpg?dl=0

The October 4 event was a seven round allegro ably directed by Tulia Powell and helpers. Tulia and Tony Powell are active chess coaches in schools throughout the area. They are not related to Bill Powell, the former CAQ President and driving force for chess in the area for many years.

The club had commandeered the main hall for the day. On entering the hall from the car park at the rear of the building, the participation and organisational involvement of members of the less violent gender was apparent. Perhaps the Sunshine Coast Chess Club is not entirely unique among chess clubs in that respect; women and men organising chess activities for kids and others. Evelyn Koshnitsky, Gail Young, Wendy Terry, Margaret Cuckson and Jenni Oliver come to mind.

The club is involved with running a well attended Inter-school teams chess competition and a Suncoast Woman’s and Girls Chess Championship.. So, lots of young kids with there parents at the Family Fun Day. The President of the Club, Christopher A Koloszar, bestowed necklace pendants and ribbons on the many winners.

You can find information about the Suncoast Chess Club and view photos taken of these events on their impressive website at:

Last edited by blackbishop; 07-10-2022 at 09:01 AM.

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