Bradford Chesstival gets under way

Winston Williams with a trophy presented for Services to Chess in Bradford

Winston Williams with a trophy presented for Services to Chess in Bradford

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

CHESS enthusiasts can pitch their skills against Grandmasters when the Bradford Chesstival gets under way.

The event, now in its second year, features some of the game's top players including Grandmasters Nigel Davies and Gawain Jones; International Masters Richard Palliser and Andrew Ledger and Woman International Master Sue Maroroa-Jones.

Chess coach and Bradford and District Chess Association member Winston Williams said: "It is a really good event to attract more visitors to Bradford and to showcase chess as part of the heritage because we have one of the oldest chess clubs in the country and that event took place 126 years ago."

Hundreds attended last year's inaugural event which celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Bradford Congress of 1888.

Bradford Chesstival runs from 11am until 3pm on Saturday, September 13 in City Park.

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12:04pm Thu 4 Sep 14

single says...

Would be nice if chess players were given the opertunity to play outside in city square , like they do in Leeds infront of the art gallery/library .It's nice to watch in your lunch break .I anticipate your answers to this suggestion will be something like ,no funds /nobody wants it/surrounded by druggies,alkies ,fighting /the pieces will get pinched but it were to be sited somewhere these things don't happen ? it might be worth trying . COME ON BRADFORD XXX
Would be nice if chess players were given the opertunity to play outside in city square , like they do in Leeds infront of the art gallery/library .It's nice to watch in your lunch break .I anticipate your answers to this suggestion will be something like ,no funds /nobody wants it/surrounded by druggies,alkies ,fighting /the pieces will get pinched but it were to be sited somewhere these things don't happen ? it might be worth trying . COME ON BRADFORD XXX single
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12:27pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Bone_idle18 says...

single wrote:
Would be nice if chess players were given the opertunity to play outside in city square , like they do in Leeds infront of the art gallery/library .It's nice to watch in your lunch break .I anticipate your answers to this suggestion will be something like ,no funds /nobody wants it/surrounded by druggies,alkies ,fighting /the pieces will get pinched but it were to be sited somewhere these things don't happen ? it might be worth trying . COME ON BRADFORD XXX
they were doing that yesterday. Should make it permanent.
[quote][p][bold]single[/bold] wrote: Would be nice if chess players were given the opertunity to play outside in city square , like they do in Leeds infront of the art gallery/library .It's nice to watch in your lunch break .I anticipate your answers to this suggestion will be something like ,no funds /nobody wants it/surrounded by druggies,alkies ,fighting /the pieces will get pinched but it were to be sited somewhere these things don't happen ? it might be worth trying . COME ON BRADFORD XXX[/p][/quote]they were doing that yesterday. Should make it permanent. Bone_idle18
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