Pawn Wise Chess Open House

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July 30, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saint Mary’s University, McNally Main 224
923 Robie Street

When: Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31, 2022
Time: 11 – 5 PM
Where: MM 224, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS
Cost: FREE

As part of the Pawn Wise: The Atlantic All-Ages Chess Festival, we are inviting members of the public, children, youth, seniors and families to be part of this first ever all-ages international event held in Halifax. For those who are not playing in the festival’s chess tournaments, or those who do not know how to play chess, the Chess Open House is a FREE event for you!

Activities include:
~Learn to Play chess for beginners
~Learn tips and tricks from experts (for those who already know how to play)
~Blitz chess games with other local chess players
~Chess themed chess activities for kids
~Seniors versus kids games
~Learn about different chess clubs and chess activities in Nova Scotia

Check out the artistic displays specially commissioned for the Pawn Wise. This includes a Sable Island Knight Chess Set display with silver maple and black walnut pieces and board, a cherrywood skirt, agate inlays, and decorative icons reflective of the four founding cultures of Nova Scotia!

Drop by and be part of this first ever all-ages chess event in our own backyard!
Our goal is to promote chess as an all ages sport. For the young, it is recognized as a valuable thinking tool, closely related to the skills needed for a variety of knowledge fields, where obstacles to certainty must be navigated by rational, best choices. For older minds, research identifies chess as a potent cognitive stimulus for healthy aging. From children to seniors, to play chess is to be Pawn Wise!

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