Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chess at the Museum !

The Manitoba Chess Association in co-operation with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is hosting a “learn to play” chess event at the Museum from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on each of the following four Sundays:  August 23 & 30, September 6 & 13.  Representatives from the Manitoba Chess Association will be on hand to teach people how to play chess or to help improve their game.  Our giant chess set is set up at the Museum during the Magna Carta exhibit, from now until September 18, so bring the family and join in the fun!  Regular admission prices do apply.

Also, on Sunday, August 30 from 1:00 to 4:00 the Manitoba Chess Association will be holding a rapid chess tournament at the Museum that is open to all.  Five round Swiss.  Time control of 10 minutes per player per game with 2 second increment per move.  Please register on-site that day from 12:30 to 12:45.  $500 prize fund.  Entry fee of $10.  You do not have to pay an admission fee to the Museum in order to play in the tournament.

At these Museum events, the Manitoba Chess Association representatives will be in chess costumes provided courtesy of the Immaculate Conception Church of Cooks Creek, which hosts a Medieval Festival every two years.  The Manitoba Chess Association will be participating in the next Festival to be held in July 2016.

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