Area chess club to host popular tournament Feb. 8

  • The Golden Bishops Chess Club at St. Mary School and Chess Scholars will host their annual chess tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Riverside.

    The Golden Bishops Chess Club at St. Mary School and Chess Scholars will host their annual chess tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Riverside. Courtesy of St. Mary School

 
Submitted by St. Mary School
Updated 1/20/2020 5:59 PM

St. Mary School's Golden Bishops Chess Club and Chess Scholars will host their annual chess tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Parish Center/Oak Room at St. Mary Parish, 97 Herrick Road in Riverside.

"We're pleased to be hosting our eighth annual tournament, which we expect will draw upward of 100 competitors from all over the Chicagoland area and from nearby states," said Colette Fairchild Saganich, the club's co-coach.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The event is open to kindergarten to eighth grade.

Cost is $45 per entrant and includes a pizza lunch.

There will be five rounds, with each child playing in each round. Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 scorers in two divisions: kindergarten to third grade and fourth to eighth grade. The best school team in each division will receive a trophy.

Chess sets will be provided. Lunch and snacks will be available for parents for sale.

To register, visit www.chessscholars.com/signup and enter class code SMR2.8.20.

Registration deadline is Feb. 8. Walk-ins taken on as available basis.

For more information, contact Chess Scholars at (847) 482-9999 or registration@chessscholars.com.

Visit www.chessscholars.com or www.facebook.com/ChessScholars/.

Founded in 2001 in the Chicago area, Chess Scholars is dedicated to providing professional group and individual chess instruction to children in kindergarten to eighth grade nationwide. Currently, they serve more than 800 schools and community centers. Over 30,000 children attended Chess Scholars programs during the 2018-19 school year.

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