Players in last year’s Lakecity Chess Open compete in the inaugural open chess tournament. This year’s tournament is coming up this Saturday

Players in last year’s Lakecity Chess Open compete in the inaugural open chess tournament. This year’s tournament is coming up this Saturday

Second Lakecity Chess Open coming up Saturday

The Second Annual Lakecity Chess Open is coming up this Saturday at the Williams Lake Library.

With the hustle and bustle of the federal election now over, fans of strategic voting are invited to turn their attention to the second annual Lakecity Chess Open Saturday.

“They could be positional, attacking or defensive players,” said organizer Scott Richardson. “Chess is the game to sharpen your skills.”

Spectators are invited to watch, while games in both the casual/youth and open divisions get underway at 10 a.m. at the Williams Lake Library. The last round of the tournament will run between 4 and 4:30 p.m.

“Fifteen or 20 games going on at the same time can be exciting,” Scott said.

Scott’s son, chess sensation Kai Richardson, will be playing simultaneously against 10 to 20 players at around 12:30 p.m. Players from Quesnel, 100 MIle House and Williams Lake will be attending.

“We’ve advertised the Second Annual Lakecity Chess Tournament to chess players across the country,” Scott said. “Who knows who might show up. There are a few thousand chess players in Canada.”

Prizes will be awarded to tournament winners and door prizes will be handed out during the event.

For more visit http://lakecitychess.homestead.com/Chess-poster-2015.html.

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