Checkmate! Free chess sessions led by city experts


Hull’s local libraries will host a series of chess events open to the public, starting this weekend.

Chess sesh events are free and open to all ages, existing chess players and those who want to learn and have fun.

Those who attend will be able to meet experienced chess players from the Hull and District Association, who will give expert playing tips and advice on how to get involved in chess in the city.

The library events are part of the Play Chess Festival, which started in August and ran for three months – and is slated to end in October.

The festival took place in Hull parks, squares, libraries, shops, markets, cafes and pubs and included Large Play Days, live chess sessions at Queen Victoria Square and a Chessfest at Trinity Square & Market.

The festival began with an exciting game of underwater chess, played by two expert divers at the world famous site, the Deep.

Councilor Marjorie Brabazon, President of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “It’s fantastic to see all the events happening in different areas of the city as part of the festival and we look forward to the upcoming events in the libraries. from Hull.

“As a game that extends to all ages, the festival has been a great opportunity for everyone to learn chess and it’s great that we have local chess enthusiasts who encourage participation and offer their expertise. “

The program will culminate with the British Chess Championships in October.

Details of the chess sesh events can be found here:

Greenwood Avenue – September 11, 2021
11 am-12.30pm

Ings Library – September 18, 2021
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Bransholme Library – September 25, 2021
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

There is also a weekly chess club every Saturday at the central library in Hull.

You can find out more about the Hull and District Chess Association here.


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