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.