Pawn Wise: The Atlantic All-Ages Chess Festival July 29 – August 2

Pawn Wise: The Atlantic All-Ages Chess Festival is taking place from July 29 to August 2. It is less than a month away!! We are excited to welcome everyone to this event.

This is Nova Scotia’s largest chess event in history and it consists of two major tournaments, the Canadian Seniors Chess Championship and the Nova Scotia Mayflower Open. The Mayflower Open is an all ages classical chess event and we are hoping some of our youth players take advantage of this opportunity to play in a tournament with celebrity players in our own backyard! If you haven’t already registered, check the link below to sign up!

Even if you aren’t interested in playing classical chess, there will be spectator seating on-site and the top boards will be viewable live over the Internet!

Did you know that Nova Scotia’s only native-born chess grandmaster, GM Aman Hambleton (of Chessbrah fame) is confirmed to play in the inaugural Nova Scotia Mayflower Open? GM Eduardo Rozentalis of Lithuania will also play. Notable participants in the Canadian Seniors Chess Championship include defending Canadian Seniors 65+ Chess Champion, IM Leon Piasetski, British Columbia; 2-time Canadian Seniors 50+ Chess Champion, David Cummings, Ontario and IM Jean Hébert, Quebec.

You can view all the details here:

Want to learn about the long term benefits of chess? Check out the The Healthy Aging: Mastering the Right Moves keynote speech that will take place Sunday evening and is completely FREE! Book your free tickets on EventBrite at the link below:

With many International Grandmasters, International Masters and other strong players signed up to participate, we expect that this event will have a long-lasting positive impact on chess in the Maritime region.

We’ve made our move, now it’s time to make yours and be a part of chess history!

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