I found this item from the Falmouth Penryn Packet, in Falmouth,U.K., simply charming. Why don't we have more reports like this in American newspapers?
Pub seeks chess mates
CELEBRATIONS to mark the first anniversary of The Railway Tavern's Wednesday night chess sessions take place this week. More players are needed to keep the nights interesting as they appear to have settled into a bit of a hit and miss affair with two or three out of five regulars turning up on any one night.
Anyone is welcome from complete beginners who want to learn chess to accomplished players who just want to show off! All will find that there is no room for snobbery as the current players are from all walks of life, coming simply to enjoy a game of chess in convivial surroundings and a friendly atmosphere.
There are at least six boards to play on and one player capable of playing simultaneous games so nobody should have to wait to play.