Three familiar scholastic players in Oregon, Zoey Tang, Austin Tang, and Ishaan Kodarapu have come together this summer to form a brand new not-for-profit organization called Puddletown Chess. These three players have been active in the Oregon chess community for a very long time and launching this not-for-profit is their way of giving back!
Their mission is to build a fun & collaborative community for chess players of all ages in Oregon and beyond. As a result they want to magnify the values of patience, self-esteem, and intelligence.
Some of their goals for this organization are:
- Promote friendly competition and team collaboration through chess
- Inspire all generations through active chess participation
- Teach the kids how to face failure, build self-confidence and enhance decision making skills
- Make chess accessible to everyone (young kids, women, elderly, low-income)
The trio have a lot of plans for the future including rated tournaments, mentoring sessions, game reviews and more.
They are excited for their very first event in the form of a FREE Q&A online webinar.
During this online seminar, the founding team will be addressing some of the interesting questions that already came in from the participants including:
- What motivates you to dive into chess playing from a beginner/intermediate player?
- How often do you practice chess every day?
- How do you plan your chess study time?
- What to do when my rating does not go up?
The event is free online, next Sunday August 07th at 06:00pm PT
Register for the event at https://bit.ly/ptc-first-event