Chess Fest Champions

Jennifer with the two queens on the human chess board.


Mayor Walkup watches as Council Member Karin Uhlich challenges Demion Clinco




9 Queens Human Chess Board with costumes by Mrs. Tiggy Winkle's


Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Chess Fest on May 10th- especially Kevin Zhang the official 9 Queens Chess Fest 2008 Champion. Click here to read Jennifer’s blog about the event on US Chess Life Online.

Jean Hoffman and Jennifer Shahade at a pre-Chess Fest party

It was fantastic to see so many chess fans and players come out to support and enjoy chess. Many thanks to all the organizations who helped out at the event including:

  • The Hotel Congress
  • Chesspark
  • Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Toy Store
  • Bookmans
  • The Catalina Foothills Chess Team

Jennifer, Jenelle and Jean at the Chess Fest

I also want to thank the following individuals for all their support: Mayor Bob Walkup, Mrs. Walkup, Council Member Karin Uhlich, Robby Adamson, Shana and Richard Oseran, David Slutes, Demion and Judy Clinco, Eric Rice, Gina Olsen, Leo Martinez, and Sam Hoffman.

Jennifer and Jean at the Chess Fest 2008


Brian Zisk said,

May 13, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

It looks like it went very well, congratulations.

So sorry I missed it!

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