Jennifer and I are excited to announce the 9 Queens Chess Fest 2008- a free family chess festival to be held at the historic Hotel Congress in Tucson Arizona, on May 10th, 2008. Beginning at 2 pm, the 9 Queens Chess Fest 2008 will offer a range of chess-related activities for the entire family including a chess benefit tournament, a human chess match, and chess workshops for newcomers to the game.
At 3 pm, chess players of all ages and abilities will participate in a benefit speed chess tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the top eight players in the tournament, including a grand prize for the champion. Spectators can watch as the winner of the tournament challenges Jennifer to a game of chess played out on a human chessboard.
To sponsor a youth chess player from the 9 Queens’ program to play in the tournament or to pre-register please email me for more information. The entry fee for the speed chess tournament is $25.00 per person; all proceeds from this event will benefit 9 Queens. Space is limited. Register early in order to insure eligibility!