Press ReleaseICPL to Host Annual Chess Tournament Nov. 16

The Iowa City Public Library’s Totally Tweens Chess Tournament will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 16, in Meeting Room A at the Library, 123 S. Linn St.

A staple of the Library’s tween programming, the tournament is held in honor of Steve Young, who was active in the community’s chess population until his death in 2012.

The tournament is open to students in third through sixth grades. Members of the United State Chess Federation (USCF) below third grade also are welcome. Players rated over USCF 1,000 will be in a separate section.

Membership in the USCF is not required except for the over 1,000 section and participants in second grade and younger.

This event is free, but registration is required. Children can register by e-mailing Eric Vigil at Walk-ins may register the day of the event from noon to 12:45 p.m., if space remains.

Trophies awarded for each grade. Refreshments will be provided. Participants should plan to stay for the entire afternoon.

For more information, please call the Library at 319-356-5200.