Brooklyn Chess Festival
Saturday, August 25, 2018
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
Join us to learn how to play chess, meet and play with a chess Grand Master, and much more!
All are welcome to come sharpen their chess skills through pick-up chess games, simul-play, learn to play chess clinics, a Blitz Tournament, and other board games!
This event is FREE and open to the public. Chess boards will be provided.
For more information regarding accessibility, please contact Ronee.Mattingly@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 965-8937.
Registration is required online to participate in the following activities:
USCF Rated Kids Chess Tournament
Play in the "Back To School" United States Chess Federation Kids Chess Tournament. Multiple sections. Trophies and medals for players! Check in at 10:00 a.m.. Tournament starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp!
30 Person Match vs. GM Irina Krush
Play the seven-time United States Women's Chess Champion Grandmaster Irina Krush! She will take on 30 challengers at the same time! Starts at 2:00 p.m. sharp!
Learn to Play Chess Clinics
Learn Chess Master strategy and secret! Sit in on the hourly chess lectures taking place all day from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Topics will vary for players of all skill levels and experience. Everyone is welcome!
Make sure you register online to reserve your spot!