It’s been around for barely a year, but in that time IM Angelo Young’s Touch Move Chess Center on North Ashland has become the gathering point for Chicago’s top chess players. Now the top junior players will gather there as well, when the center holds its first scholastic chess championship on Saturday, January 5.
The tournament is open to all scholastic players (K-8) with ratings of 500 or better. The entry fee is $30, and it’s limited to 28 players.
There will be five trophies awarded, along with chess clocks and chess books for the winners. It appears that this will be a monthly event, leading up to a finale at the end of the year. It looks like a lot of fun, so I’d urge qualified players to come and play.
You can mail in a check or sign up online. Details here.
photo: Sevan Muradian