Chess Club

Summary

Along with some good friends, I helped re-establish this defunct club and secure funding for club meetings and events.

My primary responsibilities included all publicity operations and planning the charity fundraisers.

We held weekly meetings and grew from two tables to as many as twelve simultaneous games happening. Snacks were provided and occasionally we were able to provide pizza.

Waiting for announcements to end so chess can start. May 5, 2013.

Waiting for announcements to end so chess can start. May 5, 2013.

Tournaments

We threw several tournaments to benefit the American Cancer Society, and our event was even attended by a grand-master!

We brought together members of the chess community spanning seven decades in age and nearly two-hundred miles in distance. In order to plan this event, I was involved in coordinating catering and two different funding sources available through Student-Life organizations (funded by student fees).

The poster that was put up all over the Geneseo campus.

The poster that was put up all over the Geneseo campus.

Chess tournament, early morning round. April 27, 2013.

Chess tournament, early morning round. April 27, 2013.

Different flyer made for distribution in the Rochester Chess Club.

Different flyer made for distribution in the Rochester Chess Club.

A banner made to support our hockey team: the Knights.

A banner made to support our hockey team: the Knights.

Social

Chess Party (after-hours) in my living room. Nov 9, 2013.

Chess Party (after-hours) in my living room. Nov 9, 2013.

A big aspect of the club was giving a lot of our members a sense of community in a college town largely dominated by a fraternity scene. We threw parties together and played chess outside of meetings in casual settings just to pass the time on lovely spring days.

Pondering a sequence of moves from a recent tournament game, Kristen improves her skills while others throw frisbees around. May 4, 2013.

Pondering a sequence of moves from a recent tournament game, Kristen improves her skills while others throw frisbees around. May 4, 2013.

A poster we used for promoting our meetings. The logo was generated using a reference image from an old Russian book on chess that I found in the office of our faculty advisor, [Dr. Kedzierawski](https://www.geneseo.edu/math/kedziera).

A poster we used for promoting our meetings. The logo was generated using a reference image from an old Russian book on chess that I found in the office of our faculty advisor, Dr. Kedzierawski.

Avatar
Michael Pilosov
(applied) math nerd on a mission.
see all
Next
Previous