Originally posted by exigentsky
I started playing at a chess club, but I notice that there are only a handful of people my age. While there are a few young kids, some teenagers or young people in their twenties, most people are clearly over 40. I would say that the average age is about 40-50. Is this common? What is the age distribution of your chess club? What about chess players in general?
My club has a similar age distribution to yours. We might get a slightly higher attendance of young kids at the club tournaments compared to just normal skittles club days, but in general, my club is mostly older adults.
But don't let that bother you. Lots of people don't even have a chess club in their town, so consider yourself lucky. And the members in my club will gladly play anyone, kids, adults, it doesn't matter.