King of Kings Chess Club is here for all students tired of being in a bind – The Parthenon
King of Kings Chess Club offers all students a chance to bond and challenge themselves in a game of chess, regardless of skill or experience.
This chess club is the latest iteration of Marshall University’s former chess-oriented clubs, and founder and president Amond Bailey hopes it’s here to stay.
“In 2017 or 2018, I joined the chess club. The meeting places changed frequently, and when I came back the following semester, it wasn’t here,” Bailey said.
After the disbanding of the former Marshall Chess Club, Bailey decided to take matters into his own hands by creating the King of Kings Chess Club, so that students of all levels would have the same opportunity to play as he did and share his love for chess.
“I was in ROTC and in the military and wanted to develop my leadership skills,” Bailey said. “I was able to reserve a room for us. It was a challenge at first. Now it has evolved. Everyone got excited. »
Bailey wanted to make sure the King of Kings Chess Club was open to any Marshall student, whether they were an experienced chess player or not.
“We’re all happy to teach people,” Bailey said. “We learn to play, [and] play to learn. If the president can get beaten by club members, everyone is welcome.
If students interested in learning chess are not taught by Bailey himself, other members of the club, such as Mac Wade senior, will be more than happy to help.
“It’s really laid back and cool,” Wade said. “You can come in and play chess. We will teach you. It was really fun. The best part is just playing, finding other people who like to play and of course the free food,” Wade said.
The club encourages any student wishing to try chess to visit its main page or simply stop by room 2W16-B at the Memorial Student Center during its meetings on Mondays and Fridays at 4:30 p.m.