Hervey Bay Independent : 2nd October 2014
Saturday firms as top day for chess challenge Technology may be a gamers’ choice nowadays, but for Helmut Poxrucker, moving chess pieces with the click of a button on a computer screen could never compare to watching Melba Horwood’s eyes dart across the black and white board. For the past year he and fellow Chess Club member John Molloy have spent their weekly meets trying to top Ms Horwood’s strategic moves and clever game plans. “Melba’s mind can be dangerous,” Mr Poxrucker said with a laugh. Ms Horwood, a former regional chess champion and state fi nalist, has had a stranglehold on the club’s talent for a number of months. But all that could change on October 11 when the chess club hosts its fi rst Saturday morning meet at the Hervey Bay Library. Having seen many members come and go since the club was $5 QUIRKY CUP & SAUCER $10 QUIRKY TEAPOT $10 CHEF SALT & PEPPER John Molloy and Sande Barbierado watch on as Hervey Bay Chess Club member Helmut Poxrucker takes on Melba Horwood. The Chess Club will now be meeting at 9am every Saturday morning at the Hervey Bay Library from October 11. Games are free. New members are welcome. formed, Mr Poxrucker said he hoped that meeting every Saturday from 9am would encourage new members to stop by for a game. “A lot of people have moved away,” Ms Horwood said - refl ecting on the strength of the Chess Club in the late 80s and early 90s which had boasted such a strong attendance that the Hervey Bay Hotel had been nominated to host the national championships. The chess club’s meets are free to attend and other than possessing a bit of patience and concentration, Mr Poxrucker said members could be sure they would enjoy friendly, humorous company. Likewise, Mr Molloy believes persistence is key. “You have to be able to stick at it, especially for young players because they are going to lose.” Despite not being the strongest player, Sande Barbierado said he was always keen for a social game and welcomed players of all skill levels to join the club. We Can Make Your Special Day Amazing! Wedding Season is nearly here and we’re here to help with it all from decorating to bridal gowns, men’s suits , mother of the bride and don’t forget those adorable flower girls and page boys so let us help make your special day AMAZING. For a free quote call us on 41256104 OCTOBER SPECIALS $100 LOVERS WATER FEATURE $100 Springvale Garden Centre 17 HONEYEATER DRIVE, HERVEY BAY (1km along Pialba-Torbanlea Road) 4128 6011 OPEN 7 DAYS 9am till 4pm STAINLESS STEEL WATER FEATURE Springvale Garden & Gifts CORNER KENT & FERRY STREET, MARYBOROUGH 4123 0333 OPEN Tue-Fri 9am till 4pm OPEN Saturday 9am till 1pm A New Season - A NEW Y OU! f like us on P 0407 280 406 | E firstname.lastname@example.org Shop 5, Whale Bay Marina, Buccaneer Avenue, Urangan Call 4128 1100 NOW! 15 Central Avenue, Pialba (opposite Stockland) www.hairatcentral.com.au Hervey Bay Independent, October 2, 2014 / 31 GET YOUR FULL DIGITAL EDITION Download the App today!
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