The Roosevelt Island Library and Youth Center Chess Tournament is soliciting players for the Island’s first-ever public competition February 22.
Up to 30 players will compete in three different levels: beginner, intermediate and rated players according to their chess level. The competition will be a double elimination tournament with each game lasting no more than 25 minutes maximum.
All players will receive a medal for participating and the top three players at each level will receive trophies.
All players must be at least six-years-old to participate.
“We are so thrilled that our children will have the opportunity to participate in one of the world’s most classic games,” said Erica Spencer-EL, director of RIOC Youth Center where a regular chess program was initiated at Sportspark last fall. “Chess helps children improve their IQs, concentration, memory and problem-solving skills.”
Beginning January 14, register for free in person at the Roosevelt Island Library, 524 Main Street, or call 212.308.6243.