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The women chess players of Eugland have wisely forrued clubs, with a view to encourage systematic play and to iucrease the interest of the game araong womeu. They are not alone in this praiseworthy effort. America has for several years had such au organization, its ruerubers holding weekly meetings during seven monthsof the year. In the spring of 189Ü a few women met informally and organized what is now known as the Women 's Chess Association oí America, their plan of organization being closely allied to that of the Manhattan Chess club of New York. In January, 1894, they elected their officers, and since that date have had their meetings at the Ladies' club, 28 East Twenty-second street, New York. Their roll of membership is at present 75, including a number of honorary ruerubers, selected from among the best woruen players in England and Ireland, the cbampiou player of England, Miss Mary Rudge, and Mrs. Rowland of Ireland being arnoug the number. For three years a game has been in progress between Mrs. Rowland and a member of the American association, and the issue is stijl nnoertain. During the auturun, winter and spring mouths the New York mernbers of the association will hold their weekly meetings in the spacious parlors of the Woman's headquarters, 50 West Fifty-fifth street.


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