All ages chess tourney in Williams Lake October 18

What could possibly be the only chess tournament happening in the Interior of B.C.

What could possibly be the only chess tournament happening in the Interior of B.C. this fall will be taking place in Williams Lake on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Williams Lake Public Library.

On that day the Williams Lake Chess Club is hosting the first-ever Lakecity Chess Open.

“We have it all,” said Scott Richardson, one of the tournament’s organizers. “A great playing room, a bit of cash and product prizes.  We just need people to come and play.”

Scott said he hopes to get around 20 to 30 people participating in the tournament, and it is for all levels and all ages.  If you enjoy playing chess and it’s been a while, or if you just know how the pieces move and want some experience we have a section for you [called] the casual section,” he said. “For those more advanced, the open section.”

The tournament will be six rounds and a Williams Lake club-rated tournament with a $250 cash prize and another $400 in prizes from sponsors.

Registration at the door is at 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Saturday the 18th.  Registration fees are $20 and $15 online, or $25 and $20 at the door.

There is limited space  for entrants so book early. Please bring your chess boards and clocks (a tablet or iPad with a chess clock app.) if you have them.

For more information vist, or email Scott Richardson at:


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