Tamarac Hosts the ‘Mayors Chess Challenge’

Hundreds attended last years Mayors Chess Challenge in Tamarac. Photo by Tamarac Talk.

Hundreds attended last years Mayors Chess Challenge in Tamarac. Photo by Tamarac Talk.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

The City of Tamarac will be hosting the Mayor’s Chess Challenge this Saturday –  a free event that is part of a countywide initiative by local mayors to highlight the benefits of chess for children.

Each year, several hundred players fill the Tamarac Community Center, and now with the increased popularity of chess in schools, there may be even more. Mayor Harry Dressler believes that chess helps sharpen concentration and logical thinking, and on the chess board everyone’s equal.

“The Mayors’ Chess Challenge is an opportunity to test your skills and enjoy a little friendly competition,” said Dressler.

Tamarac Mayor Harry Dressler and Parks and Recreation Director Greg Warner.

Tamarac Mayor Harry Dressler and Parks and Recreation Director Greg Warner.

Created by Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan and Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan in 2014 as a way to highlight the benefits of chess in an academic environment, it rotates to other Broward County cities.

Held on Saturday November 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon, everyone is welcome to attend with no advance registration. Come meet local mayors and commissioners from neighboring cities.

The Tamarac Community Center at 8601 West Commercial Boulevard. Map it.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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  • Richard J Kaplan

    Sharon, while I appreciate the recognition for the creation of the event, and I was involved in some aspects of it with Mayor Ryan in 2014, his vision and organization is what made this Chess Challenge what it is today. He should receive most of the credit, along with the Mayors and staff that chose to participate in the program. Without all of us it wouldn’t be happening.

    BTW, Lauderhill’s Chess Challenge is on the first Saturday in December at Veteran’s Park which is just south of Commercial Blvd. All are welcome.