Paul Hubbard is the owner of Deep Run Roadhouse. He’s a chess enthusiast and believes that chess should be in every school. When we shared our mission with Paul he didn’t hesitate 1 second to begin to offer ways he could help our kids and their families! Mr. Hubbard has 2 locations; 1 on Gayton Road and the other on North Laurel Street. He’s got a menu that doesn’t leave anyone out and it’s literally an award winning barbecue joint! The 1st thing Mr Hubbard did was become a commercial finance customer. When you are tops in your field expansion is always a top priority. 2nd thing Mr Hubbard did is offer our chess community employment. Up to 15 people each weekend to help with his catering operations! Any RCI verified chess player has the opportunity to earn as much as $100.00 a day on Fridays, Saturdays, and/or Sundays. For a child and parent, that’s a real nice way to spend time together, especially when school is starting and the holidays won’t be far behind! If you play chess and need work, call Mr Callaham first! All chess applicants must be verified as active in the community and/or somehow involved in the mission! It’s not over yet. Mr Hubbard has extended his community day to the Richmond Chess Initiative. All day Thursday the 24th is Chess Day. RCI will receive a portion of the proceeds of the day. Please stop by either location, enjoy some of the best barbecue in the country (yes it’s that good) and place your receipt in the chess box. Ordering out for your next party, luncheon or get together, call Deep Run Roadhouse and tell them you want the, “chess rate” for a deep discount! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Deep Run Roadhouse at their stores, website, or on facebook and tell Mr Hubbard how much you appreciate him making opportunity for children, families, and adults of all ages that play chess in the Richmond area!!
On Saturday July 29th children from the Boys and Girls club of Greater Richmond. The 4 contestants were Christopher Collins, Anton Wilson, Iyana Scroggins, and London Rise. The play format was a Quad. This is an everyone plays everyone setting.
Here, 12 year old Head Coach for Boushall Middle School, Giovonnie Pearson watches the board as an assistant referee. G-Man as he is called is ensuring that the game is recorded and that if a piece is touched and the player wants to make a claim, there will be no disputes.
After 2 rounds of grueling battle Alton has 1.5, Christopher has 1.5, Iyana has 1, and London has 0. What’s always good recovery food after a couple games of tournament chess? That’s right ……… Pizza
When the battle is done, Alton and Christopher are tied for 1st, Iyana get’s second and London takes 3rd!
Get your kids involved with RCI! We have it all. World class instruction, free weekly workshops at our own office, work and community service opportunities for the kids, and tournaments to test and document their skill. Hope to see you at our, “Fearless Tournament Openings” camp, August 14th – 18th right here at Create Space. Your tournament player will definitely thank you.
Giovonnie Pearson of Boushall Middle School adds himself to the proud list of RCI coaches and apprentices. Giovonnie is a serious chess enthusiast that studies and wants to seriously master the game. When he heard about the apprentice program he said, “Now I don’t have to beg people for odd jobs anymore, I’ve got a real one.” There are a lot of kids just like, “G-Man” in our Richmond Public Schools, that want to learn and want to earn. RCI offers the perfect, eat as much or as little as you want, chess buffet. You can just play or you can take your game to the next level, your chess personality to the next levels, or even your wallet to the next level with no age requirements. That is a freedom seldom known! We still need coaches, volunteers, and apprentices. Contact Mike @ 804-426-6058 for more details!! Chess opens doors… make a move!
Jason Morefield is now a National Master! He took 1st place in the under 2200 section with an undefeated score of 6-0-2. His performance rating for this event was 2435! We are proud to have Jason on our staff and know he will keep up the amazing things he does! Just imagine the future we could build if we could duplicate him over, and over, and over!? I’m gonna keep trying, and he’s gonna keep helping me…. so who knows!! A couple hundred Jasons running around… this world would surely be a better place! Good luck at your other tournaments this summer. 2300 here he comes! From now on, I’m going to have to keep getting him to autograph everything!
On Saturday June 10th Najei Rodwell accepted a position as coach for RCI. Najei is 12 years old and attends Lucille Brown Middle School in Richmond. Najei has been an enthusiastic part of our chess team all year. He has competed in tournaments and helped Lucille Brown earn it’s 1st place team award at the Meadowdale Spring Classic that was held in May. Now his efforts are going to pay off with a some cash, a bolstered high school application, college application, and resume. Keep building, the sky’s the limit!