Somewhere, around 1975, seven players formed The Black Knights.
With mentoring from Clarence Beverly, seven players entered a team into the DC Chess Leagues' (DDL) ‘A' section.
The seven chess players were
Ken Brown suggested the name The Black Knights. Both Charles Greene and Phil Lacy improved their ratings to over 2000. So in subsequent years the Black Knights entered the DCCL's Open section.
Soon after, other players such as, Allen Clifford, Zack Kinney, Keith Melbourne, Sunny Bunn and William Barnes and others joined the teams.
Later, many other players, listed below, enjoyed the honor of playing with us.
We have had various home sites. Among them were Woodson Junior High School, Your Move chess club, WPFW radio station, Guy Mason recreation center, Chess House of Washington, U.S. Chess Center (2 locations), Deanwood Chess House, Saint Paul Christian Community Church and Faith United Church of Christ.
Copyright © 2023 Black Knights Chess Club DC - All Rights Reserved.