When UOW Delta Club member Oscar Rodgers put the call out for interested chess players to form a new club, he was shocked by the response.
His Facebook post received over 200 comments from people looking to get involved.
Recent COVID-19 lockdowns introduced and reintroduced people to the game online, and the timeless classic has seen a resurgence of popularity that has translated into the real world. The UOW Delta has received enough interest from would-be members to start a weekly gathering.
The club hopes players will learn new skills in problem-solving and strategic thinking.
If you wish to get involved, you can reach out to UOW Delta Club via Facebook for more information.