On Saturday, February 5 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Bernardsville Library will host a series of chess tournaments and a session for open chess led by Martin Sobin of Jersey Chess. Mr. Sobin, who has been teaching chess at the library for youngsters for over three years, welcomes players of all ages.
At the event, players will be divided into groups of four ("quads") and will play a round robin series of games against the others in their quad. Last October, in a similar tournament, Thomas Perone (age 10) was the winner in one quad and Harrison Wang (age 8) was the winner in the other. Thomas won the playoff game to be the overall champ of the day. All players who participate in the upcoming event will receive chess related prizes, as well as an information packet about chess and chess programs at the library.
On the following Wednesday, February 9, chess lessons will begin and run through Wednesday, March 30. Beginners will be taught at 4:15 pm and lessons for players with experience will start at 5:30 pm.
There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is required. Register online at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org and follow the link under Kid Stuff, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.