Future chess masters seeking a city title

Students vie for age-group crowns at tournament next weekend

Young chess players will gather next weekend for the 12th annual Victoria City Chess Championship.

The event crowns champions in three age groups: Kindergarten to Grade 3, Grade 4 to 7 and Grade 8 to 12. It’s open to all students from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

The event takes place Sunday, Dec. 4 in rooms A264 and A250 at the Human and Social Development building on the University of Victoria campus. Entry costs $10, and the tournament starts at 10 a.m.

Register online at 2011victoriacitychampionship.eventbrite.com or at the door. For more info, go to Victoriajuniorchess.com.