CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Interested in playing chess in Coral Springs?

Coral Springs has announced the launch of a new four-month open play chess program starting on Jan. 27.

It will lead up to the inaugural King of Coral Springs Chess Tournament on May 15, which will be in partnership with the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, city officials said in a news release.

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The open play chess events include instructional programming with a member of the foundation who will teach students basic chess education.

“This program is designed to provide a learning opportunity for residents interested in learning the sport and for current players to challenge others,” Robert Hunter, city director of parks and recreation said, in a news release. “Chess is an incredible sport that develops perspective, elevates creativity, increases problem-solving skills.”

The program will take place at Coral Springs Gymnasium (2501 Coral Springs Drive), 6-8 pm, on:

- Jan. 27

- Feb. 10

- March 10

- April 14

Pre-registration for each participant and spectator is required. Register here.

Due to Covid-19 limitations, there will be 80 spots available for participants and spectators. Those not registered will not be allowed to enter.


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