Wednesday, November 18, 2009

34th Annual Staser Fall Scholastic

34th Annual Staser Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament
Presented by the Orange County Great Park and American Chess Equipment

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Young chess players are invited to challenge their creative minds at the 34th Annual Staser Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament. Presented by the Orange County Great Park and American Chess Equipment, the event will be held on Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Great Park. The Annual Staser Chess Championship was created by Miley Staser, a senior citizen, to give students throughout the southland an opportunity to meet over a chessboard, enhance their learning and life skills through chess and make new friends. The tournament is open to students of all skill levels in grades K-12, and registration is free. Interested students are encouraged to register in advance by e-mailing and include your complete name, grade, and school by Friday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m.

"The Great Park will emerge as an outstanding chess venue for Orange County and southern California," said Larry Agran, Chair, Orange County Great Park Corporation. "Chess is a multigenerational, intellectual and fun board game for all to enjoy."

All players will be separated into sections by grade level. They will play against every person in their section during the course of the tournament. All players will receive a certificate of participation. Medallions will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place players in each section of each grade. Everyone is invited to take a free ride on the Orange County Great Park Balloon, weather permitting.

"Chess is an instructional aid that is part of the process of learning," said Dewain Barber, American Chess Equipment. "Chess assists in memory, logic and analysis which are key components to the improvement of any student's ability to think."

For more information about the Orange County Great Park, go to

SOURCE Orange County Great Park Corporation
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