Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


December 2, 2013

Learn to play chess

CROSSVILLE — Did you know there is a chess library in Crossville? Yes, people can actually check out books from a library dedicated to chess. The Cumberland County Chess Club has dedicated the library to long-standing members of the chess club: Clint Pearson and Scott Zingheim. Although they are no longer here, their memories linger on. Who are they you may ask?

Clint Pearson (1935-2007) was the president of the Cumberland County Chess Club from Oct. 6, 1978, to Feb. 15, 2001, and had many chess articles in the Crossville Chronicle for several years. He won many trophies and awards for chess throughout the years. Many people may remember Pearson going to Dairy Queen at the chess club and playing chess with all comers.

Scott Zingheim (1963-2011) was a master chess player who won the Cumberland County Chess Championship and the Illinois Junior Chess Championship. Although he hadn’t played many tournament games in his life, achieving a master rating with so few tournaments is impressive in and of itself. Because Pearson and Zingheim are special to Crossville and Cumberland County, the chess club has dedicated their library to these two gentlemen who shall not be forgotten.

The library is extensive thanks to the donations of the Pearson and Zingheim family. How do you go about looking at the books? Check out the library at and click on “Library.” First and foremost, you must be a member of the Cumberland County Chess Club ($10 per year). Make your check or money order payable to CCCC, and mail to Harry Sabine, P.O. Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557.

For more information on the library, contact Susan Houston at 200-0131. There is a form to fill out and you should be contacted to get your books. The checkout period is three weeks for three items. If you just want to browse through the library, please e-mail to schedule an appointment. So, browse through their selection, enjoy the library and improve your chess.

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