Tour­na­ment planned for Dec. 9

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

The P.E.I. Youth Chess As­so­ci­a­tion is host­ing the Bill Pitre Me­mo­rial tour­na­ment on Sun­day, Dec. 9, in Char­lot­te­town at Colonel Gray High School in the cafe­te­ria.

Pitre was a found­ing mem­ber of the as­so­ci­a­tion, ran the chess club at Strat­ford El­e­men­tary School and was in­stru­men­tal in es­tab­lish­ing the PEIYCA as a not­for-profit as­so­ci­a­tion. This an­nual tour­na­ment is held in hon­our of his com­mit­ment to the ad­vance­ment of scholas­tic chess in P.E.I. and the ideals of the PEIYCA.

The tour­na­ment is open to all stu­dents from kinder­garten to Grade 12; ev­ery­one plays at least four games. Stu­dents are di­vided into four- or six-player groups by age and rat­ing. Prizes for the top three play­ers in each group (rib­bon or chess pin). Games are rated by the Chess’n Math As­so­ci­a­tion.

The en­try fee is 10 per per­son ($5 for sec­ond and sub­se­quent play­ers in the same fam­ily). Reg­is­tra­tion is 12:15-12:45 p.m. The first round be­gins at 1 p.m. To en­sure a start time of 1 p.m., reg­is­tra­tion will close at 12:45 p.m. The tour­na­ment is over by 4 p.m. (3-3:30 p.m. for younger chil­dren).

There will also be a can­teen, as well as chess sets for sale ($25) as part of on-go­ing fundrais­ing for the as­so­ci­a­tion.

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