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.