Rook-n-Roll!!! 9 Queens 10th Annual Chess Fest!!!
Chess Fest is an annual, family chess festival held in the heart of downtown Tucson at the Hotel Congress. In contrast to traditional chess tournaments and events, the Chess Fest has something for everyone, regardless of age or chess experience. Activities include: beginner chess lessons, pick-up chess games, face painting, chess simultaneous exhibits, music and a giant chess match played on a life-size board. This year we will also host a blitz tournament. This year we are pleased to have FIDE Chess Master Liulia Cardona as our special guest! 25 guests will have the opportunity to play Liulia in a simultaneous exhibition game inside of the Historic Hotel Congress. To see photos from previous Chess Fest please visit our media library.