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alan trimble
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Crank and Boom Ice Cream proudly presents it's first monthly "Community Chess Boom for Kids" in the vault upstairs at the Manchester Road location Wednesday night, July 12th from 6:30 until 8:00 pm.   I will be there to give lessons to beginners, we will set up some puzzles for scholastic tournament players to do, and have boards available for all kids to play.  All skill levels are welcome and the event is completely free.  Partaking in some of the world's finest ice cream is of course encouraged, but not required.  We are going to give this a try, and if we can get enough of a community response...we are going to try and get on the schedule to do this every second Wednesday of the month.  

   

June 22, 2017 at 6:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

alan trimble
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In what can only be described as the largest gathering of chess playing kids in the history of Kentucky Chess to be held on a historic distillery property in the summer, the Crank and Boom Community Chess Boom was a tremendously successful event.  Over 60 kids from a wide range of schools were present.  Thank you so much in particular to representives from Northern Elementary, Cassidy Elementary, and Ashland Elemen in Lexington, and Bourbon Central Elementary in Paris and Peak's Mill Elementary from Frankfort for showing interest.  The next Community Chess Boom will take place Wednesday, August 9th at Crank and Boom Ice Cream.  We are going to be doing it every second Wednesday of the month and will have a variety of gift cards available to win in drawings for players that complete puzzles, notate games, or are brand new to chess.  Thanks again to everyone who came out!  

July 13, 2017 at 2:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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