Thursday, February 23, 2012
All-girls chess tourney to be held at Norfolk State University
International chess grandmaster Susan Polgar will lend her support to girls chess and the inaugural Virginia Queens All-Girls Championships.
The Norfolk Initiative for Chess Excellence will hold the state's first all-girls chess scholarship championships on March 3 at Norfolk State University. The top two girls (one each from the rated and unrated sections) will receive $1,000 scholarships. This tournament to determine the girls state chess champion is free and open to all Virginia girls ages 5 to 18.
On March 2 at 3 p.m., Polgar will celebrate Women's History Month at the Chrysler Museum of Art to play a 15-person simultaneous match with five girls, five boys and five Navy chess players. The event is free to the public.