The Pioneer Square Blitz Chess 2010 Championship will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm August 29 at Occidental Square Park in downtown Seattle.
In blitz, or speed chess, each player is allowed only five minutes to make all the moves in a game. Chess pieces fly across the board faster than a ping-pong ball.
This open event is for all chess buffs and curious onlookers. Anyone can play for USCF points or for fun. The tournament is open to 60 players and registration is available online or will be allowed on the day of the event until all spaces are filled. All participants will receive a t-shirt and winners will receive cash prizes based on the number of entries. (+ isn’t that why we do events — for the t-shirt?)
The idea for the tournament came from a “Great City” brainstorming session following the conclusion of the Pioneer Square Revitalization process. Residents of Pioneer Square wanted to activate the space in a new way.
The Pioneer Square Blitz Chess 2010 Championship is sponsored by The Alliance for Pioneer Square, The Metropolitan Improvement District, Seattle Parks & Recreation and the Seattle Chess Club.
Please contact Lisa Dixon, Program Director at 206.384.5715 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you’re willing to volunteer (freeeee t-shirts!)