The game of chess is often viewed as a game for “smart people”, nerds and children but, it is not as complicated as many make it out to be, and can be learned and enjoyed at any age.
One of the goals of the Point Fortin Chess Centre (PFCC) is to introduce the game to as many people as possible. As part of PFCC’s efforts to achieve this goal, it has recently completed its series of chess study manuals which were developed by PFCC co-founder, Dr Jo-Anne Sewlal, who is new to the game of chess herself.
She developed it because she found that much of the material out there did not explain the game in its simplest terms. There are five manuals and three levels; Novice, Intermediate (levels 1 and 2) and Advanced (levels 1 and 2). These manuals are not intended to replace face-to-face teaching. Each manual costs only TT$15 and is available for sale to the public.
The centre also recently concluded its summer session which ran for one month from July 21 to August 11. Classes for the new term starts on Saturday and run every Saturday from 10 am to noon, for eight weeks until November 3 at the Conference Room, Southwestern Regional Indoor Sporting Arena in Egypt Village, Point Fortin. The last day to register for this term is September 29. Classes are available for children and adults.
Interested persons can callPFCC coordinators Raymond Aaron at 788-5251 or Dr Sewlal at 751-3438.