Chess Cardinals Team

Founder and Tournament Director

Gaaya Binoj

I am a senior at Parkway Central High at Chesterfield, MO. Chess has been my biggest passion. I love playing USCF tournaments. I am the 2022 Missouri Girls Chess State Champion. I also enjoy teaching chess at River Bend Elementary school (After School Program) and tutoring scholastic chess players.

As a USCF-certified local Tournament Director (TD) and founder of “Chess Cardinals”, I hope to provide an easily accessible platform to all chess loving adults & scholastic players to come together, play competitive chess, and share their love for chess. In short, Chess Cardinals will strive to build a strong and vibrant chess community through promoting chess. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and do not forget to check our website for weekly updates and club calendar for all chess-tournaments in near-by cities at driving distance!

Board of Directors

  • Mr. Ben Nair, Chesterfield, MO
  • Mr. Mukil K. Marthandan, Chesterfield, MO
  • Mr. Shylesh Bhaskaran, Edmond, OK

Contact information:

Chess Club Phone: 210-Nine-One-Two-3729

Email: Chess4chesterfield[at]

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