Welcome to Cool Chess Canada!
We decided that Canada needed a chess store that sold the kind of sets and equipment that we wanted. We love the game of chess because it brings you into an exciting intellectual battle, gets you talking to people, and gets you out of the house occasionally! No matter whether you play a fast blitz game, or a slow long game, chess just seems to bewitch you and the more you learn the more enticing it becomes.
In this world of computers and video games and movies there just doesn't seem to be enough human interaction, and there is something really cool about sitting down with a friend face-to-face and playing a good game of chess. Historically, folks have considered chess to be a little formal, boring, and perhaps intimidating, but that world is changing. Chess is a game that can be enjoyed for years by pop stars, super models, politicians, actors, and of course regular people like us! Our aim at Cool Chess Canada is to make chess accessible and enjoyable to everyone.
The chess sets that we wanted to sell are the kind of sets that were meant to be played with. So we set about learning the business of chess in order to bring these products to you. We have found manufacturers of really great quality plastic sets and skilled craftsmen who carefully and skillfully produce beautiful hand-carved wooden sets!
After some agonizing, we accepted our fate and set about the job of building our store, and what you see here is the result. As yet, the store is nowhere near where we really want it to be, but all journeys are started with that first small step. In the future we will bring more into our product lines and we hope to supply Canada with the chess sets and equipment its players really want and need.
Deciding to base our business just north of the bustling city of Toronto, Ontario, we hope to become a hub of chess supplies for Ontario as well as the rest of Canada. Please check back with us at regular intervals, or take a look at the "contact us" page and give us a call or drop us an email.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know us.
The Cool Chess Canada Team.