Weekly Clubs & Societies series: UNBSJ’s Chess Club

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The Baron is hosting a weekly series introducing readers to the clubs and societies on campus here at UNB Saint John.

The UNBSJ Chess Club is open to all current UNB and DMNB students, faculty, and staff. The club typically meets at least twice per month to play chess games, share chess strategies, and build new connections among the players. 

(UNBSJ Chess Club/Facebook)

The Chess Club received the 2019-2020 SRC award “Small Club/Society of the Year” for their efforts and achievements.

The club also won 4th place in the Silver division for the Canadian University Chess Championship in 2021. 

Statement from the Club’s Founder & President 

Mila Veljanovska, the Founder and President of the UNBSJ Chess Club, said that by running this club, she wants to share her passion with fellow students from all different backgrounds and chess abilities.

During the first few years of running the club, she was very impressed with the number of female participants in the chess games given that chess is a traditionally male-dominated game. 

Interested? Inquire or register as a member!

If you are interested to join the club, please visit the website or email-unbsjchessclub@gmail.com. To stay up-to-date with the club’s latest updates and news, please view the Facebook Page and Instagram Page

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