News Home

Fountain Hills Chess Club in the news!

The Fountain Hills Chess Club meets at Batchelor’s Pad BBQ every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. 

From the Fountain Hill Times Independent (

Paul Crumbie and his wife, N’Marie, are the faces of the Fountain Hills Chess Club, a local gathering of new and not-so-new chess players to enjoy an evening of strategy, comradery and education.

Free and open to the public, the Fountain Hills Chess Club meets every Tuesday at Batchelor’s Pad BBQ at 5:30 p.m., where chess is played over beer and brisket.

Boasting over 50 members, Crumbie invites anyone interested in the game of chess to join the club regardless of age or experience.

“We have a few seven-, eight- and nine-year-olds and our oldest member is in their mid-90s,” Crumbie said, who has several beginning chess players in the club, intermediate players and one grandmaster with a chess rating of 2300.

Read full article:,451206

Find Player By Name

Find Player By ID