Tamarac Hosts the Mayor’s Chess Challenge on November 5

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 on Saturday, a free event that is part of a countywide initiative by local mayors to highlight the benefits of chess for children.

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

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

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

Last year several hundred players filled the Tamarac Community Center and with the popularity of chess in schools, there may be even more.

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 has now been brought to other cities.

Held on Saturday November 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon, everyone is welcome to attend with no advance registration. Come meet local mayor’s and commissioners from neighboring cities.

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

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Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk and Parkland Talk.

Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac.