Chess Fest 2008

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!

Richard F. Quesada Jr. said,

April 24, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

Chess is the king of games! This sounds like a fun event for people of all ages. As a teacher I use chess in my classroom to promote critical thinking and logical reasoning. I am interested in participating in the speed chess tournament.

Richard F. Quesada Jr.

Ronald Flannery said,

May 6, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

What is the schedule of the different activities during the Chess Fest?

Can you email me an approximate time when this event will be over with?

Edith Shaked said,

May 9, 2008 @ 3:36 pm

I am very pleased to see the success of Roskruge students!
Kathryn and I initiated the chess program there, ‘Smart MOve’ with grants from United Way, The American Chess Foundation, and the Tucson Conquistadores (buying T-shirts)
Edith Shaked

play chess said,

June 11, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

play chess…

Maybe there is something to all this after all. Sometimes called Western chess or international chess to distinguish it from its predecessors…

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