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Take A Stand Fort Chess

  • 202 West Superior Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • (260) 515-2888
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  • Presented By: Fort Chess & TakeAStan Chess Club
  • Dates:
    June 27, 2021
    July 25, 2021
    August 29, 2021
    September 26, 2021
    October 31, 2021
  • Location: Promenade Park
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: free
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
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TakeAStan chess club is named after the late Stanford Walker who had a passion for chess. Brian Walker, the father of Stanford, runs the youth based club to educate their minds for better decision making and to develop them into young adults through the principles of chess.

FortWayneChess or 'FortChess' is a community based club who's mission is to ever-expand the game of chess through leisurely and/or competitive play. FortChess is not reliant on age or skill level rather, a passion for chess.

BIG EVENT : June 13th 2021, 12-6pm (FREE EVENT)
All ages and skill level are welcome to Fort Wayne’s FIRST community chess event! Boards and pieces provided.
Join the community for a relaxing but fun day of playing and learning the ancient game of chess!

SPECIAL GUEST 12pm-12:45pm:
Chess master, Rochelle Ballantyne will start off the event with encouraging words.

Workshops 1pm, 2pm, 3pm:
Chess lessons will be provided by a Fort Wayne local talent and nationally ranked player, Nika Arnold. Every 45 minutes Nika will provide FREE lessons for those wanting to learn the game and/or sharpen their skills.

Tournament 4pm-6pm:
There will be a chess tournament held in the Promenade pavilion later in the day with many prizes to be won. The tournament is free to join and all skill levels are welcome. There will be a time control of 5or10 minute games (depending on the amount of participants).

T-shirts will be sold at the event to advertise Fort Wayne’s very first chess event! A life-size chess board will also be provided at the event which is great for kids to have fun!

A special THANKS to all our sponsors and the city of Fort Wayne for bringing us all together through chess!


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