Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Round Two!

Round Two!

A year ago we held our first chess tournament, a fun and exciting event which encouraged many kids to continue playing chess. Now we are ready for round two, this Labor Day weekend, on Saturday, September 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Just like last year, we will have 30 beginner players, divided into 3 groups according to grade: K-1st, 2nd-3rd and 4th-5th, and 12 advanced players. Each player will have chance to play 5 games, and the results will determine three prize winners from each group. The winners will each receive a free book!

Tournament seats are limited and will be assigned on a first come first serve basis - so register now! Stop by the children’s reference desk to pick up a form, or download this form  and turn it in before August 28th.

Whatever your skill level, this is a chance for you to have fun with other kids who are also enthusiastic about chess. If you are curious about chess but have never played before, we have plenty of books, CDs, and DVDs for you to delve into: check out our chess material bibliography here. Once you understand the basic rules, you are welcome to come by the Children’s Department to join the Chess for Kids program every Saturday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. At Chess for Kids, you can always find another kid to play with, or you can learn more advanced concepts from our high school volunteers.

Win or lose, the game of chess is about sportsmanship and having fun. So join us, whether it's for the tournament or weekly games or both - come play chess!


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