U3a International Chess by email
for members in New Zealand, Australia and UK
The perfect complement to over-the-board chess
It is well known that playing chess in your Third Age keeps your mind sharp and helps stave off Alzheimer’s.
Features of playing email chess with fellow U3a members: the grading system brings together people of equal strengths; they’ll share your U3a philosophy of having fun, whilst doing their best without being too competitive; you can play at any time to suit yourself and only have to concentrate for the time span of the next move.
The wide range of grades of player on the ‘Players List’ means that anyone from a recent learner to a county/ state player can find someone of their own level to play.
What do members say about it?
UK: Victor Allt, from Barnsley U3a ‘ I’m thoroughly enjoying my games of email chess. It’s almost addictive’.
NZ: Ernie Gidman from Warkworth U3a ‘It does what it says on the tin. The time difference between countries is no problem.’
AUS: Awaiting for someone to start! Where are you?
For full information, including how you might decide on your grade, email Dick Chapman, UK National Adviser, U3a Chess firstname.lastname@example.org