About Chess Girls NY
As competitive chess players throughout elementary, middle and high school, we have noticed that as the girls get older and the competition intensifies, the number of girls competing dwindles. We wondered why, in a purely intellectual game, this is the case. Chess Girls NY strives to build a welcoming and energetic girls' chess community, full of healthy competition. We want it to be hard for the girls to stop playing. We hope our girls will continue to play and compete throughout high school and college, and perhaps play with their own children someday.
For me, chess has value beyond the exhilaration of strategizing and calculating. Chess can connect people of different cultures and backgrounds in an instant. Wherever I go I try to find a chess club or a place where I can play. There is a wonderful camaraderie I feel when I step into a room full of people who love the game as much as I do.