Robert Bemben & Robin Ray will, again, mentor our chess club, the Chess Gang. The club is open to young people from ages 8 and up. The Gang meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room April 12-May 10. This is a drop-in activity. Pop-corn and juice will be available for snacks.
The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, with older players assisting younger ones, depending upon their needs. Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call the library, 231-758-3112.
All are invited to register for the end of year tournament which will be held Saturday, May 7, 1:00-6:30p.m. in the Carnegie Building (the old library).
Upcoming 2016 Tournaments
Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 1:00-6:30 p.m.
All participants will play five rounds. If a player is unable to arrive for the first round, he or she can receive a 1/2 point bye (equivalent to a draw) for that round and play the remaining four rounds. Chess sets will be provided. We will start promptly at 1:00 p.m., so please arrive at the site by 12:45 p.m. 45 minutes allotted per round plus a five minute break. Chess clocks will be used as necessary to keep the rounds on schedule. Swiss tournament pairings will be based on rating calculated from recent tournaments. Those who haven’t played in tournaments before will either be seeded or paired as unrated at the director’s discretion. Kids 12 and under must bring an adult. Pizza will be served! We hope to see you there!