The MECC Chess Club, organized by Bob Howe, is an opportunity for players to improve their game with regular, vigorous, instruction and competition. Each week’s two hour block includes a 45 – 60 minute lecture, going over strategy, tactics, puzzles, and grandmaster games. Players then use the second part of the class to hone their skills against each other, along with individual instruction.

Bob Howe

Bob Howe has been a passionate chess player his whole life. That passion has been demonstrated as a Chess Coach, Tournament Director and Player. Along with playing in hundreds of rated events, Bob has coached beginner to strong players of all ages, including several Missouri State Middle School Champions. He is a Senior Tournament director, and in his role as longtime officer in the Missouri Chess Association, has organized and run State Championship tournaments since 2005. Bob has coached at MECC since March 2017.