About Buckeye Chess
Hello, my name is Kelly Bloomfield and I am a chess enthusiast!
I learned to play chess in 2007 after breaking my leg in an accident and quickly fell in love with the game. Chess has given me an outlet for my competitive nature and after purchasing way too many chess books I soon realized that chess is a game that I will never master but can continually learn throughout my life. Here are just a few of my endeavors in chess since learning the game at the age of 36:
- Founded a chess club at my local elementary school with 113 members the first year
- Certified Senior USCF tournament director
- Chess advisor at The Ohio State University
- Member of the USCF College Chess Committee
- Organized and Tournament Directed a State Scholastic Championship
- Played in a US Open and a World Open
- Tournament Director at multiple Nationals Event
I have met so many wonderful people along the way and hope that chess has brought as much joy to your life as it has mine. Thank you for taking the time to read this and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you might have.
Kelly M. Bloomfield
The Ohio State University