National Chess Day - Special Events!

FREE CHESS EVENTS on Saturday October 12 for National Chess Day. This day was designated by President Ford in 1976,  "To give special recognition to a game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for citizens of all ages."  

Celebrate National Chess Day with the Sarasota Youth Chess Club!  Chess Club Officer Mark Hamel will be available to assist aspiring players of all ages.  

Rick Knowlton will display his chess sets & discuss his new book, “A World of Chess:  Its Development and Variations Through Centuries and Civilizations.”

Local masters Hleb Zharkov and Anatoly Offengenden will play a simultaneous exhibition against all comers.

Bring a friend & be ready to play!!!

  • Rapid Chess Tournament (Game 10 min) featuring some of the best adult and youth players
  • Simultaneous Exhibition by two of the strongest players in the region
  • Youth Tournament with Prizes
  • All Ages & Skill Levels Welcome
  • Refreshments & Free Drawing for Chess Books


Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 1:15pm to 4:30pm

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