Spare Times: For Children, for Sept. 24

Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open Tournament (Saturday) Little players and big players, rated and unrated: Whatever the age or skill level, all are invited to take part in this 11th annual tournament in Central Park, presented by the Department of Parks & Recreation and Chess-in-the-Schools. The day will include chess puzzles for small children; a grandmaster speed chess match at 10 a.m.; grandmaster challenges throughout the day; and rounds for players from under 10 through adult. Limited to the first 500 registrants, who are advised to bring chess sets and clocks if they have them. Check-in starts at 9 a.m.; rounds begin at 11, with the last one at 4 p.m. (Rain date, Sunday.) Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, midpark at 72nd Street,; free, but registration is required at the Web site, via an e-mail to or by fax to (212) 564-5523.


Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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