Friday, February 24, 2012

Kicking off Women's History Month with FREE events in Norfolk, VA

Susan Polgar will Kick-off Women’s History Month in Norfolk, Virginia

Two days of events:

MARCH 2nd – (a Friday) Chrysler Museum of Art will host International Grandmaster, 1st woman to break the gender barrier in chess, Susan Polgar from 3-5 p.m. Polgar will speak on making history in chess, perform a 15-person simultaneous match (5 girls, 5 boys and 5 top Navy players) and perform a blind-folded exhibition. FREE and open to the public in Huber Court. See

MARCH 3rd –VIRGINIA’s 1st ever ALL-GIRL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS – The Virginia Queens’ Tournament will be held at NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Student Union. All Virginia girls ages 5-18. FREE. GM Susan Polgar will be the featured speaker at a Chess in Education seminar for educators and parents given. FREE and open to all. Authorized as CEUs for teachers in Virginia.

These events are organized by the Norfolk Initiative for Chess Excellence (NICE)

For more information please visit or contact NICE Director Lisa Suhay to register.

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