a notorious high school street gang/secret society of Dublin, Ohio renowned for their chess-playing skills.
The group holds much influence at the Dublin
schools. It had humble beginnings as it was originally a simple middle school chess club. Later, it evolved into an alliance of nerds, geeks, bandies, and outcasts of every possible kind. The organization’s top seven members sit together at a special table each day during lunch. On designated days, the members of this federation wear a distinctive, black Checkmate! shirt that strikes fear into their enemies.