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This profile was last updated on 11/10/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Owner and Club Director

Fairfield County Chess
 
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  • Founder
    Fairfield County Chess
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Welcome to CHESS CLUB of FAIRFIELD COUNTY
www.fairfieldcountychess.com, 10 Nov 2014 [cached]
Melvin Patrick Owner
Founder of Fairfield County Chess - the premier USCF Connecticut affiliate
Welcome to CHESS CLUB of FAIRFIELD COUNTY
www.fairfieldcountychess.com, 3 Mar 2014 [cached]
Melvin Patrick, Club Director MPatrick@fairfieldcountychess.com
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www.fairfieldcountychess.com, 16 May 2013 [cached]
After a few inspirational words from Ashley and their coach CCFC Director Melvin Patrick, the kids eagerly headed for the boards.
Melvin Patrick plays a game ...
www.westport-news.com, 20 Jan 2011 [cached]
Melvin Patrick plays a game of chess with a child at the club.
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And one of them commented that he had `died and gone to chess heaven.' And that's exactly what we are going for," said Melvin Patrick, club director.
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We'd go anywhere," Patrick continued.
Anywhere also included the community room at the Norwalk Police Department, Barnes & Noble and libraries.
"Now we have the club on West Avenue, and it's custom designed for chess and for chess players of all ages, for the study of chess, for instruction, casual play and tournament play ... So often at scholastic events, parents find themselves sitting in cold hallways while their children play. We offer comfortable lounges, a library with classic and modern chess texts and a break room," Patrick said.
Patrick, a Norwalk resident, has been bringing chess to the local community for years. He founded Fairfield County Chess, the United States Chess Federation's Connecticut affiliate and has 16 years of scholastic chess under his belt. He's developed chess curriculum for the Norwalk Housing Authority, the George Washington Carver Center, and is a chess instructor for the Norwalk Library.
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Age is not the driver in what determines how strong of a chess player you are," Patrick said.
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Like Lowinger, Patrick can't remember a time when he wasn't passionate about chess and he wanted to share that passion with kids who went to the Carver Center and who lived in housing operated by the NHA.
"I have always found it to be enjoyable, accessible and productive for children to learn....What got me involved in tournaments was I began working with the Norwalk Library some four or five years ago and met Cliff Potts and the late Robert Musicant, who started chess at the library. (The library has since named the chess room at the library after Musicant.) Prior to meeting those to gentleman I had a full life and many interests, and then it was pretty much all chess, all the time," Patrick said with a laugh.
CCFC's Melvin Patrick ...
www.fairfieldcountychess.com, 2 Jan 2012 [cached]
CCFC's Melvin Patrick defeated Noah Arthurs in their one match of the night.
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