Visit Colding's Oxford Chess Club in Brooklyn!!

Long-time master
Ernest "Steve" Colding has realized a goal of his by launching a chess club last year in Brooklyn.  Brooklyn has a long history of chess excellence which has been made famous by the "Black Bear" legend featuring players such as GM Maurice Ashley, FM William Morrison, FM Ronald Simpson, NM Jerald Times and Colding himself. Perhaps this club will add to the mystique of chess in Black Brooklyn as it will be open everyday to the public  from 6:30 p.m.-12:30 and until 1:00 a.m on the weekends.  If you think you can play chess, and are in the Brooklyn area, stop by and get a taste of "Black Bear" cooking! For more information contact:

The  Oxford Gambit Chess Club
c/o Ernest "Steve" Colding
135 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 783-6782 or (718) 855-2897
CLDNG@aol.com

Oxford Blitz Tournament
(one evening during Wilbert Paige Tourney)
NM Ernest Colding (at left) directing the blitz tournament. Copyright  2001, Daaim Shabazz. The heat is on!! Copyright  2001, Daaim Shabazz.

The heat is on!!

NM Ernest Colding (left) directing the blitz tournament.

NM Colding and GM Ashley defending the 'Black Bear' tradition. Copyright , Daaim Shabazz.
Kenny Solomon, an up-and-coming star from South Africa takes on Black Bear patriarch, Willie 'Pop' Johnson. Copyright , Daaim Shabazz.

NM Colding and GM Maurice Ashley defending the 'Black Bear' tradition.

Kenny Solomon, an up-and-coming star from South Africa takes on Black Bear patriarch, Willie "Pop" Johnson.

The Oxford Chess Club needs your support!!

Posted by The Chess Drum: 26 April 2002