Tournament planned for Dec. 9
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.