The Chess Institute of Canada and the Annex Chess Club are proud co-hosts of the Second Annual Chess Fest at Harbourfront Centre, this Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The Chess Festival features over 2,000 square feet of free and fundraising chess activities for all ages and chess levels.
The Children’s Chess Championship will take place on Saturday, June 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be open to children of all levels, from SK to Grade 6. The Chess Fest will also be the site of the 2015 Toronto Blitz Championship Tournament with a top prize of $1,000 on Sunday, June 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Chess Fest features a large number of free activities throughout the day such as two life-sized chess boards for all to play on, face painting, dress-up, and crowns for all children. There will be open chess boards all over the Harbourfront Centre for games with old and new friends. Children and adults alike will have a chance to improve their chess skills with free tips all weekend from International Master and former member of Canada’s Olympiad team Artiom Samsonkin, and Hans Jung, one of the world’s best simultaneous chess players.
Chess Fest is a unique event in Toronto and is not to be missed!
Register here for the Children’s Championship on June 20th.
Register here for the Toronto Blitz Championship on June 21st.