Richmond Community Chess Festival set for Oct. 8

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Richmond Community Chess Festival set for Oct. 8
Black and white chess piece

Time to make your move.

On National Chess Day Saturday, Oct. 8, residents throughout the City of Richmond are encouraged to participate in the 3rd Richmond Community Chess Festival at CoBiz Richmond, 1503 Macdonald Ave.

The daylong festival, a project between the West Coast Chess Alliance (WCCA) and the Berkeley Chess School, will include a community chess tournament, a speed chess tournament, bug house and the “Battle of the Ages” (youth vs. senior chess match.) The chess action starts at 11 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m.

This is a free community chess event and pre-registration is highly recommended.

On Oct. 25, 2016, the Richmond City Council issued a proclamation recognizing National Chess Day and October as “National Chess Month in Richmond.”

“The proclamation encourages all residents to play a game of chess with a local youth, fostering an environment that endorses community-building and the intellectual enhancing of the minds of all Richmond residents,” said TC Ball, director of the WCCA.

The WCCA is a not-for-profit community-based chess advocacy organization and an affiliate of the United States Chess Federation. The WCCA has been actively sponsoring scholastic and community chess in the City of Richmond for over 12 years.

For more details, see flier and click here.