- Before the chess tournament pitting children against adults began
Wednesday night, Roshan Wijetunge, 10, was not practicing his moves
on a chess board, but playing with the other youngest members of the
Waukesha Chess Club in the parking lot of the Eagles Club.
fun and it’s challenging playing in long games,” said Wijetunge,
of Wauwatosa. “When you’re playing different kids, you can make
president of the Waukesha Chess Club, said he is happy for the
“influx” of children in the club.
glad to see these youngsters because this is the future of the
club,” he said as he processed paperwork for Wednesday’s
tournament, which will last several weeks. “It helps us and it
learned how to play chess three years ago from his parents, and he
said the game has helped him in school.
more things in school to chess, like math,” Wijetunge said.
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