What are the Rainbow Warriors? One of the most stable online chess communities on FICS. We have participated in every single FICS Teamleague Tourney since T34 (Autumn 2007), when we started with 30 players from 30 different countries. We are now the 3rd oldest continuously operating Teamleague club (1st Poisoned Pawns; 2nd Hot Rock) and have remained a pretty international chess club ever since.
Is it a Gay Club? Not much. People from English-speaking countries keep asking, though. When our club formed, we voted on a name. Out of several worthy candidates, "RainbowWarriors" was chosen winner. While it is not possible to trace this back to every single voter, ecological factors triggered the choice of the name. But diversity means a lot to us, and when we understood that many people had never heard about the RW ship and that the Rainbow icon is much more associated with the LGBT movement, we thought: Cool, that fits nicely.
What was the biggest success in competitions?
Are there any other tourneys? We had two epic inclub tournaments, in 2009 and 2010. In the RW Swiss 2011 and 2012 we were happy to invite Guests from other teamleague teams. They gave the tournament a richer flavour and made it much more competitive. iwulu won this tourney in 2009, Maras in 2010 and 2011, Diduk in 2012; all winners have been crowned here. The Tourney Guide of 2012's tourney gives an impression what the tourney was like.
Who is the Club's President? No such Club President. Our club fully depends on its members to volunteer in captaining teams, serve as punching-balls in friendly games, crack jokes in channel 246 on FICS, watch or comment on team-mates' games, form learning alliances, scout for interesting stuff and put it on the wiki, teach weaker club-mates the Dutch Stonewall, and generally have a good time and enjoy ourselves.
All very nice, now how can I join? Help is needed mainly in the highest TL sections. If you are (becoming) WGM, WIM, WFM, GM, IM or FM or something like that, if you enjoy helping your team to go for the Cup, but can as well gracefully handle a loss, and, most important, if you would love to become part of a bunch of friendly people that hang out a lot on FICS, then please contact bodzolca on FICS -- he is putting our teams together!