Be the first to shout "Checkmate!" at Wicomico Recreation's annual youth and adult chess tournaments at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The youth tournament is Friday, Feb. 23, followed by the adult tournament on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Play will begin for the youth tournament, for ages 5-18, at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Registration is $7 in advance or $12 at the door, with day-of registration starting at 5 p.m. Youth players are guaranteed four matches, and there will be multiple age divisions.
Play will begin for the adult tournament, for ages 19 and older, at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 24. Registration is $12 in advance or $17 at the door, with day-of registration starting at 8 a.m. Adult players are guaranteed three matches, and there will be rated and unrated divisions.
“The youth and adult chess tournaments are a great opportunity for players to challenge themselves against others in a fun environment,” said Vanessa Junkin, assistant director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism.
Players are encouraged to bring their own chess sets and clocks. Awards will be given to first, second and third place winners. The tournaments are held in the Civic Center’s Da Nang Rooms.
Registration is available at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (500 Glen Ave., Salisbury; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.) or online at www.WicomicoRecandParks.org.
For more information, contact Allen Swiger at email@example.com or 410-548-4900 x108.