Do you have children in the Kansas City area who enjoy playing chess? You should consider joining the Kansas City Chess Club. Seriously. For $49 a month, your child will get to attend chess school every Tuesday night AND play other children and adults on Wednesday nights. A *private* half hour lesson is included each month as well as a tournament. I've enrolled Elf and Emperor in tournaments before and can attest to the fact that if you do enough of them, they get expensive. AND big families, listen up: brothers and sisters are FREE. (You only get one private chess lesson per month for the $49, though. Elf and Emperor are taking turns having their lessons.)
The super-savings really comes into play if you buy membership for a full year; for $500, you get everything mentioned above plus a T-shirt and a tournament chess set. I don't know if anyone local is reading but I thought I'd mention it just in case and talk it up a bit. We're hoping to go to nationals in November, too. Really. If you're interested in purchasing candles or little home decorating items to help our fundraising efforts, contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Can you tell we really enjoy the club and appreciate our teacher, Mr. Ken Fee? Yep. We do. Soon, I will do a post on a type of chess you might not know about called "Bug House." :) (picture courtesy of www.freefoto.com)