CHESS Tournament! @ Your Library for grades K-6

Posted Apr 19th, 2010 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Community Interest


The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library presents a CHESS Tournament! for youth in grades K-6 scheduled on Saturday,

May 8 in the Huntington Meeting Room of Main Library, 325 Michigan St.

This is the 5th Annual CHESS Tournament! organized by Children’s Library officials at Main. This event is FREE and there are no fees involved in registering. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m..

REGISTER now by calling 419.259.5231!

A practice session for participants will be held in Children’s Library at Main from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 1. Stop by and brush up on your skills!

The game of chess is thought to have originated in what is now northern India or Afghanistan sometime before 6OO AD: the oldest written references to chess date from this time, but there are unverified claims that chess existed as early as 100 AD.

The first international chess tournament was the London Tourney of 1851, won by Adolf Anderssen of Germany, who then became known unofficially as the world’s best chess player, though he did not receive any award or title. The late Bobby Fischer was about 14 when he became a United States chess champion, and is the first native-born U.S. citizen to have held the title of World Chess Champion.

History of chess source: The University of Wisconsin and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library – (Visit your Library branch for more information on the game of chess).

To REGISTER or for additional information, please visit toledolibrary.org, or call 419.259.5231.

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