WKU Hosting second annual chess tournament April 10
by Bob Skipper, WKU Media Relations
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 4:05 PM CDT

Western Kentucky University’s Knights Chess Club will host the second annual WKU Open on April 10.

Tournament play will begin at 10 a.m. at Garrett Conference Center. On-site registration will begin at 8 a.m.

The WKU Open will include an adult section as well as college team and scholastic (K-12) individual/team tournaments.

Tournament information, including fees and other registration details, is available online at http://www.hilltopperchess.net.

In addition, the first 35 children who register will have a chance to meet Grandmaster and world-class chess player Jaan Ehlvest at 6 p.m. April 9. Ehlvest will present a lecture then play the 35 children simultaneously. His visit is sponsored by the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

World-class chess player and International Master Todd Andrews also will be participating in the event. Both Ehlvest and Andrews are members from the Nashville Chess Center and supportive of the WKU initiative to expand scholastic and community chess programs throughout the region.

For information about the WKU Open, contact Samuel J. Hunt at (918) 809-6278 or email hilltopperchess@live.com.

Source: http://www.bgdailynews.com

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