Chess club Writer Alexander Pope wrote 'strength of mind is exercise not rest'. Now is the time to exercise your mind. French mathematician and writer Blaise Pascal described chess this way, "Chess is the gymnasium of the mind". Now is the time to have a regular work out over the chess board! The COA Chess Club meets at the COA every second Sunday afternoon at 1.30pm. Since its inception the club has been run by the very affable George Sherman. His contact number is 0412247467. He would be delighted if you would join this club of keen and passionate chess players.