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Come see Bb8 and R2d2 this weekend!

Jan. 20, 2017
Dirk Tedmon
Media Relations Specialist
Come see Bb8 and R2d2 this weekend!
Bishop to b8 and Rook to d2, that is.
MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS’) annual Check It Out Chess Tournament is happening this weekend. Come and watch as players at all levels compete in this fun and casual chess tournament.
The Check It Out Chess Tournament is free and open to all MPS students, and includes lunch for participants and families. Families are encouraged to spend the day supporting their child and learning more about chess. Individual and team trophies will be awarded for K–3, 4–6 and 7–12 sections. 
What:      Check It Out Chess Tournament
When:     Saturday, Jan. 21
                  8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where:   Sanford Middle School (Door 4)
                  3524 42nd Ave. S.
                  Minneapolis, MN 55406
Tournament Agenda (times subject to change)
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.       Check-in for players and families
9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.       Welcome and announcements
9:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.     Chess matches begin
12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.     Lunch for players and families
1:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.       Chess matches resume
3:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m.       Awards ceremony
Learn more about the tournament and see previous winners at alc.mpls.k12.mn.us/chess_2.