Friday, March 11, 2011

Mister Omar's Chess Kings go to Cincinnati

This weekend, Omar Durrani will be taking 12 of his Yellow Springs Kings to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati to participate in the 10th Annual Queen City Classic Chess Tournament. Durrani, founder of Mister Omar's Chess Academy, has been teaching chess at Mills Lawn Elementary School this winter as part of their afterschool enrichment program. His fundraising goal of $1,200 will cover lodging, registration, food and gas for the participants. Contact Durrani at (616) 209-5596 or for more information. Contributions may also be dropped off at The Children’s Center.

Check out his new website at

Video and photos by Susan Gartner -- March 7, 2011
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- March 7, 2011