Manifold Chess Club meets every Monday, from 6pm to 10pm, at the Kin Hut, located at 2730 Departure Bay Rd, in Nanaimo.
Our next session is October 17, 2022. !!!There will not be a session October 10, 2022 as it is Thanksgiving!!!
We provide a space for players interested in casual over the board chess games, and we may also do some tournaments.
The space has a capacity of 89 and we've done an arrangement where 58 can sit and play fairly comfortably, so we have room to grow
For more information send an email to here
When I played chess in Winnipeg they had something called the TNT (Tuesday Night Tournament) where they would do one game a week and the tournament would last the month.
It gave players the opportunity to spend an entire week preparing for the next round, if they chose. And I usually did exactly that, and my homework often paid off.
For Manifold, it would be MNT (Monday Night Tournament).
If you're interested in participating, please email so I get an idea of how many players to accomodate
A potential layout:
Drop-in : $6 (covers a single session)
A Month of Membership: $20 (covers up to the same day in the next calendar month, eg paying February 8th would expire March 8th)
Please either bring cash or send an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org . If sending an e-transfer please identify who you are so I know who to credit
The club has a lichess team (which has a discussion forum) at https://lichess.org/team/manifold .
If you would like to join this team you will need a lichess account which you can create here
If enough people are interested we will create one or more scheduled weekly online tournaments in whatever format people would like
The club is currently unincorporated but it's a good candidate for a Community Service Co-op
If you have an interest in participating in this process, feel free to get in touch and/or look through (and potentially give your thoughts on) the co-op assessment questions: in Libreoffice format or Microsoft Office format
If you'd prefer just to pay dues and play, that's fine too, so don't feel that anything in this section is mandatory.
Big thanks to our sponsor Chess Victoria for funding that enabled us to secure our space
If you would like to help with promotion of the club, feel free to download printable flyers to put up in places that you frequent
As per the guidelines here a VIU club must have at least 10 members. If you would like to be a member of a VIU chess club please email email@example.com if you are a VIU student and would like to be a member of such a club
I have a few use cases where I'd like to make use of Artificial Intelligence for the club, if time and resources allow. One such case is automatic recording of OTB games. Another is game analysis, not just of the quality of moves for which engines are already quite good, but also predictive.
For now, here are a few AI generated perspectives for the club, generated from Hugging Face
generated from prompt: "Manifold Chess Club":
generated from prompt: "a chess club by the beach with a ferry sailing by":
generated from prompt: "chess club at the kin hut"
generated from prompt: "a chess tournament in Nanaimo"