US Senate Endorses St. Louis as Chess Capital
Get Breaking News First
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri’s two U.S. senators have persuaded their colleagues to designate St. Louis as the nation’s chess capital.
A Senate resolution highlighting the city’s prominent role was approved Monday night after its introduction by Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Senator Roy Blunt.
Members of Missouri’s House delegation recently formed the bipartisan Congressional Chess Caucus to promote the game’s scholastic benefits.
St. Louis is hosting the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship for the sixth year in a row. The competition begins Wednesday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in the city’s Central West End.
© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MORE LOCAL NEWS:
- Normandy High School Dismissing Early for Water Main Break
- St. Louis Streetcar Stalled After Lack of TIGER Funding
- Suspect Seeks Bond in Illinois Meat-Tampering Case
- Judge Extends Grand Jury in Ferguson Case
- Effort to Recall University City Councilman Gains Steam
- Movie ‘Gone Girl’ Expected to Premiere in Missouri