Peel – Nearly 1000 students from approximately 80 Peel District School Board schools will participate in the Peel board’s eighth annual Peel Chess Tournament held on April 28, 29 and 30 at the HJA Brown Education Centre in Mississauga.
“When students play chess they are captivated by the game as it engages their attention and imagination,” says John Burgess, event organizer and teacher at Queenston Drive Public School. “Chess teaches students how to problem solve and think logically and creatively.”
The elementary competition, involving students in grade 2 to 5, will take place on Wednesday, April 28, and the grade 6 to 8 competitors will participate on Thursday, April 29. The morning play will begin at 9:45 a.m., with championship rounds beginning at 11:45 a.m. Each grade level championship match will commence at 1:15 p.m. Remaining participants continue to play chess throughout the afternoon in the School Champions round. At 1:45 p.m. each day, an awards ceremony will recognize the tournament winners from each division and the schools with the most wins per player.
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