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OTTAWA CHESS-in-the-STREET 2011

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Saturday and Sunday June 11th and 12th, 2011

an event part of:

WESTFEST

 

What is Chess-in-the-Street?

 

An outdoor chess event to be held as part of Ottawa's biggest street festival WESTFEST, on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th, 2011. The official announcement publicizing this event can be found on the WESTFEST site ( http://www.westfest.ca ) is as follows:

"Chess-in-the-Street is an outdoor chess event that takes the game of chess from the parlour to the street. Chess-in-the-Street will have numerous activities appealing to everyone: from kids to adults and from those who have never played before to the seasoned tournament player. With each game you play, your name will be entered in a draw for prizes. Chess-in-the-Street will also have GIANTCHESS!, a giant-sized chess board on the street. There will be a Simultaneous Chess Competition on Saturday afternoon  featuring a Chessmaster who will battle 15 simultaneous chess opponents.  Chess-in-the-Street will be held on June 11th and12th, 2011, 10 am through 4 pm Richmond Road & Roosevelt Avenue".

 

What‘s the point of Chess-in-the-Street?

 

Chess-in-the-Street is an OUTREACH EVENT, not a tournament. The theory goes, that there are tons of people who are aware of chess, but are not aware of what chess can offer to them. The success of this event only depends only upon the people having fun with chess in a novel and festive setting.

 

To appeal to kids, a big part of WESTFEST, Chess-in-the-Street is part of the ON-THE-STREET program, which is a series of interactive events and performers. This will encourage participation, especially their kids, their parents and adults to to play with one another. The point of it all is to show that chess is a social game. If just one person gets turned on to chess because of this event, it's a success.

 

 

What’s the format of Chess-in-the-Street?

 

Overall format:

 

Site Plan & Logistics

 

Sponsors and Supporters

 

Thanks to the following sponsors for helping to make this event a reality!

 

 

Volunteers

 

If you wish to volunteer, please contact the organizer

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WISH TO VOLUNTEER,

PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!

 

TIM BOUMA (613) 725-1645

 

trbouma@gmail.com

 

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