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ChessKid National Festival Tournament in Charlotte NC Feb 16-19, 2024

*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 02/19/2024
Join ChessKid for our first ever over the board event--the ChessKid National Festival! Enjoy the thrill of gathering in person with ChessKid, where chess will be new and fun! Tournaments for All: From newcomers to champs, our tournaments are for K-5 kids. Get up close with chess celebrities, family friendly events and workshops, live streaming, contests and awards. Tickets on sale now for this first ChessKid National Chess Festival weekend in Charlotte, NC, February 16-19, 2024.

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Join the Ultimate Chess Party at the ChessKid National Festival!

Hey there, Chess Champs and families!

Hold on to your chessboards because we're about to drop some exciting news that'll make your knights jump for joy! 

Picture this: The very first ChessKid National Festival is coming your way! It's not just a chess event; it's an over-the-board extravaganza that'll blow your mind!

Here's the lowdown:

  • We've got a heart-pounding six-round tournament lined up just for you.
  • Mark your calendars for February 16-19, and head on over to Charlotte, NC!
  • But wait, there's more! We're throwing in FREE entry into bughouse and blitz tournaments for extra chessy fun!
  • Simuls with the Masters: Take on the chess stars in simultaneous exhibitions. Can you outwit them?
  • Lectures & Book Signings: Get chess wisdom straight from the experts and have your books signed as a cherished souvenir.
  • Photo Ops: Capture the moment with your chess heroes and create memories that last a lifetime.
  • Trivia Contests: Test your chess knowledge and win fantastic prizes.
  • Enjoy more family events that will leave everyone amazed and entertained. 

Now, hold onto your bishops because here comes the best part! 

You'll get to hang out and rub shoulders with some of the biggest chess stars in the galaxy, including:

  • GothamChess (IM Levy Rozman)
  • GM Daniel Naroditsky
  • IM James Canty
  • IM Denny Rensch
  • WGM Jen Shahade
  • And of course, yours truly, FunMasterMike!

 From Screen to Square IRL!

  • Six rounds of pure chess excitement (G60;inc/5), and yes, it's USCF rated.
  • We've got five sections that cater to all ages and skill levels: K-5 Championship, K-5 Under 1200, K-3 Championship, K-3 Under 800, and K-1 Championship.

Don't miss out on this chance to meet and greet the VIPs of the chess world at the ChessKid National Festival! It's going to be an absolute blast, and I can't wait to see you in Charlotte!

Ready to rock the board? Register now:

Get ready to make new chess buddies, bring your A-game, and have a mega-sized dose of chess-tastic fun!


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Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States


Contact name: 
Andrea Garrison. VP of Marketing
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