Chess magic inspired by Harry Potter
By Staff Copy

A CHESS competition with a magical twist will be taking place soon.

Chess Wizards of the North wants junior players to compete in the historical setting of the University of York St John while dressed as wizards.

The idea for the contest was conjured up by Chesterfield man David Bentley, who was inspired by the huge popularity of the new Harry Potter chess magazine.

Over 47 issues readers can collect a complete Harry Potter chess set while learning how to play the classic game.

Mr Bentley’s interest in chess was sparked by his daughter Emma who, at 10 years old, is the All England Girls Eastern Region Chess Champion.

He said: “It is a very different event with the unique theme set in a beautiful university.

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