4955|Pawn Wise: The Atlantic All-Ages Chess Festival 2020

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923 Robie St
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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July 31 - August 4

Join the city of Halifax in the celebration of Pawn Wise: The Atlantic All-Ages Chess Festival 2020! Watch Chess games, celebrate side events, and more at this 5 day celebration!

Join celebrity participants from China Russia and India in this fun filled, multi generational activity for everyone. The Festival is for players and the general public alike.

For players, two tournaments will run simultaneously. The 11th Canadian Seniors Chess Championship, being held in the Maritimes for the first time; and the 1st Nova Scotia Mayflower Open, for players of all ages.

Both tournaments will pause for the Festival side events: the Scholastic Chess Exhibition, a showcase of events for children, parents, and seniors; and Chess Considered – Four Questions, an evening panel of visiting and local scholars on critical questions about the game of chess. Keywords: International / Free Event / Performance


Date July 31 - August 4
Time All day
Event Category Community & Civic
Venue Saint Mary’s University