Wilmington to battle it out on the chessboard

June 1, 2018 by  

For the fourth year, chess enthusiasts are invited to take part in the free ‘Chess on the Square’ Tournament in downtown Wilmington. The day is for people to have fun, enjoy snacks and beverages, and play chess.

Terrone Warren, who owns the BVD Barber Salon, organized the event, as he does every year, with the help of Lisa Flowers. The duo explained that less experienced players are particularly welcome so they can improve their game, and learn more about chess in general.

The tournament will use the Swiss Chess system, which means players are not eliminated. Instead, they compete in pairs in each round, and the overall winner is the person who has garnered the most points by the end of the event. Typically, a win gives a player one point, and a draw earns him or her a half-point.

There will be three sections to the tournament. The first is for youngsters in grades K to fifth, or for those people who have a chess rating less than 500. The second section is for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, or for people whose chess rating is less than 900. The third section is for high schoolers, as well as adults whose rating is above 900.

The ‘Chess On the Square’ Tournament is set for June 2, 2018, in Rodney Square, beginning at 10:00 am.

Events like this are a perfect place for businesses to distribute promotional products to tournament participants.