My project for the last year has been researching Toronto 100 years ago when the Beaches Chess Club won the Toronto Chess League. Since there is no longer the Toronto Chess News I have no place to publish local chess articles. So I'm presenting a slide show at the Beaches Historical Society at the Beaches Library on Tuesday Feb. 13, 7:15pm.

I've had to resist putting the games into the computer's blunder check as I won't be giving any analysis of the few games I copied out of the newspapers. The show is mainly about the key organizer/players, where they played and some photos of the beach back then. The Toronto archives only has one photo of chess from that era. The centrepiece photo is of a living chess game played at the Scarboro Beach Amusement Park.

Another library event next Tuesday is a simult by local master Robert Morrison. CMA has a class nearby on Thursdays.