Tamarac Hosts ‘Mayors Chess Challenge’ October 27

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 in 2014 as a way to highlight the benefits of chess in an academic environment, each month during the school year, it rotates to different Broward County cities.

Held on Saturday October 27, 2018 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.

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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.