Clubs Fair 2019

Hart House Chess Club was delighted to participate in the UTSU Clubs Festival on September 4th — we were thrilled to see a large number of new and returning chess friends! You can read Elly Chen’s report on the event below:

Clubs Fair 2019
Treasurer Sean Lei and Joseph Bellissimo introducing visitors to Hart House Chess Club!

Alongside Hart House’s 100th year anniversary, HHCC is proud to share some wonderful events and services offered by the chess club at the UTSU Club Fair on Sep 4. Located within the family circle of Hart House on the front campus next to the academic student unions, HHCC drew attention from many students and even some from the neighboring Archery Club!

UTSU Club Fair is a once-a-year event usually hosted during frosh week before school starts. It gives perspective and current students a great opportunity to learn more about the on-campus resources as well as student clubs. This year, HHCC not only has 2 representatives from the executive team, Elly and Sean, but also a dedicated member Joseph Bellissimo who shared his valuable experience with interested students.

During the 3-hour slot, more than 140 students indicated interests in joining HHCC, and many showed great interests in the beginner lessons for absolute beginners. Sean and Joseph had pleasure meeting an International Master while Elly had been sharing her experience with students outside the booth. This event is not possible without the valuable contribution Director of Communications and Fundraiser Panayoti Tsialas and Director of Communications Alyssa Rusonik.

HHCC meets every Friday 4 – 11 p.m. in the Reading Room in Hart House. We welcome all students and community members from all chess skill levels, and we’re excited to share yet another exciting year with everyone. A welcome party will be held on Sep 13 starting at 6 pm, and we look forward to seeing all of you who are reading this post!

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