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Red Hot Red Wolves Chess Tournament Planned for Saturday, June 30

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June 15, 2018

Contact: Dr. Gregory Hansen, [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>
For immediate release
Red Hot Red Wolves Chess Tournament Planned for June 30th
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Scarlet Chess Club is hosting the Red Hot Red Wolves summer chess tournament on Saturday, June 30. Registration for the event will begin at 12:00 noon, and the tournament will be held in the Spring River Room A-State’s Carl R. Reng Student Union. The A-State Scarlet Chess Club is a student organization that hosts tournaments and weekly chess games. This event is open to any interested chess players. This summer tournament has a special focus on inviting younger players to the event. Players can register for the following divisions: K-6th grades, 7-12th grade level, collegiate, and community. The tournament will be 4-round Swiss tournament competition. The event is scheduled to conclude by 5:00 p.m. This event is designed to promote an interest in chess, and bring chess players together in our community. Winners and runner-ups in respective categories will win trophies. The tournament is not affiliated with the U.S. Chess Federation, but competitors can gain Chess Express Ratings (CXR) points. A-State student club president Bryan Miller invites any interested player to the event, “If you’re interested in chess, please attend even if you’ve never competed in a tournament. This event is providing an excellent opportunity for anyone who plays chess to meet and play new people. We have a great group of players from all skill levels, and we especially enjoying helping beginners learn the game.” Miller is co-directing the event with past tournament winner, Zachariah Carlson who added, “The club has hosted three tournaments over the past year, and we’ve had some exciting competition. I look forward to seeing all of the talented local players come out.” There is no charge to enter the tournament, but players are requested to pre-register with Dr. Gregory Hansen, the chess club’s faculty advisor. He can be contacted at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>, 870/972-3043. Some chess sets will be provided, but players are encouraged to bring their own boards. The Scarlet Chess Club was founded by A-State alumnus Famous Taylor in 2006. Taylor has been active in sponsoring tournaments and teaching new players the game. He said, “Chess is a creative and disciplined game that can teach important lessons outside of the game. That’s the nature of chess.” The club meets regularly for pick-up games on Friday evening at Panera’s at 7:00 on Red Wolf Boulevard, on Saturday mornings at 10:00 at the Edge Coffeehouse on Aggie Road, and on Sunday afternoons at 5:00 also at Panera’s.
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Photo caption: Beth Cooper and Famous Taylor, 2010 photo.

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