3rd Chess & Science Festival participation set new record!

 

3rd Annual Chess and Science Festival has taken place on Saturday, November 7th at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium in Tucson, AZ.

All-Girls Tournament attracted 30 girls – our all-time high! Girls, ages 5 – 15 y.o., came from all over Arizona to compete in the All-Girls Tournament and participate in the numerous science activities. As before, their parents, siblings and hundreds of visitors came to participate in the Festival, cheer for the girls and support the cause. Mayor of Tucson, Jonathan Rothschild, came to address the girls and encourage their envolvement in chess, science and other intellectual areas.

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Overall, Chess & Science Festival had overwhelmingly positive feedback and many parents expressed sincere gratitude to the organizers for the high quality outstanding event:

“Every Chess & Science Festival event has been great, and yet you manage to make it even better year after year. We don’t know how you are able to improve, but this year was the best!”

“… Our daughter loves to play in the All-Girls Tournament and we are looking forward to come back next year.”

“Thank you! Thank you! Thanks you! Chess & Science Festival was fantastic!”

and more.

We would like to express our sincere THANK YOU to all who supported the event, either by volunteering their time or by providing financial means to run it.

We look forward to organizing 4th Annual Chess & Science Festival in 2016, but hope to get additional support from the parents and sponsors!

Please consider helping us!

You Are Invited! 3rd Annual Chess and Science Festival & All-Girls Tournament – November 7th, 2015

 

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Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium

Tucson, AZ – Saturday, November 7th, 2015 – 9 am – 5 pm

FESTIVAL IS OPEN FOR ALL!

Special Flandrau reduced admission: Adult $5, Child $3

THE EVENT INCLUDES:

  • ALL-GIRLS CHESS TOURNAMENT IN 3 SECTIONS (OPEN, U800 & U400). USCF RATED. Entry Fee: $25* – please see details on http://www.events4chess.com/events/?event_ID=613
  • VARIOUS CHESS ACTIVITIES
  • MANY SCIENCE EXHIBITS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
  • MUSEUM ADMISSION
  • LASER SHOWS
  • … AND MUCH MORE!

ORGANIZATION, SUPPORT AND SPONSORSHIP COMES FROM: 

  • 3-TIME US WOMEN’S CHESS CHAMPION – WGM ANJELINA BELAKOVSKAIA
  • BELAKOVSKAIA CHESS ACADEMY PARENTS
  • FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER AND PLANETARIUM
  • Numerous Tucson companies and organizations, including the University of Arizona, College of Science and Math Department
  • UNITED STATES CHESS FEDERATION

Our Mission: To organize a special and memorable event that will have a long lasting positive influence on participants, parents and observers, through promoting girls’ self-esteem, confidence, and ability to compete in intellectual areas and achieve great success in chess and beyond – including math, science, finance, business and life!

Info: www.ChessandScienceFestival.com   (520) 370-0700   Anjelina@gmail.com

ALL-GIRLS tournament registration – www.events4chess.com/events/?event_ID=613

 

 

3rd Annual Chess and Science Festival & All-Girls Tournament – 2015

Our 3rd Annual Chess and Science Festival & All-Girls Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th, 2015 – SAVE THE DATE!

Over the last few months we have received a lot of inquiries about the 3rd Annual event, but April is just way too busy with holidays, tests, and conflicting events. In November of this year, we expect significant increase in the number of participants in the Festival and in the All-Girls Tournament.

Our organizing committee has already met twice and we are brainstorming on how to make it better. If you have any ideas – please contact us!

2014 Chess & Science Festival – summary and results

2nd Annual Chess and Science Festival has taken place on Saturday, April 19th at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium in Tucson, AZ.

The event attracted 27 girls – some as young as 5 y.o., who competed in the All-Girls Tournament and participated in the numerous science activities.Their parents, siblings and hundreds of visitors came to participate in the Festival, cheer for the girls and support the cause. Mayor of Tucson, Jonathan Rothschild, came to address the girls and encourage their envolvement in chess, science and other intellectual areas. PBS / Arizona Public Media was videotaping large part of the event.

18-page report on 2014 Chess and Science Festival and All-Girls Tournament

Overall, Chess & Science Festival had overwhelmingly positive feedback and many parents expressed sincere gratitude to the organizers for the high quality outstanding event:

“Dear Anjelina, I would like to thank you and the sponsors for organizing such a great event. My daughter is delighted with her pink trophy! I think this is a turning point in her chess playing. Her confidence has gone up, and she is really looking forward now to playing at Nationals in May. I and the boys also had a great time exploring the exhibits and watching the shows. I hope this becomes a Tucson tradition…”

“Super event!”

“… Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful event…”

and more.

PBS / Arizona Public Media has aired the story about the event on Tuesday, May 27th:

https://news.azpm.org/s/19822-us-chess-champion-game-can-expand-kids-skills/

We would like to express our sincere THANK YOU to all who supported the event, either by volunteering their time or by providing financial means to run it.

We are looking forward to organizing 3rd Annual Chess & Science Festival in 2015, but hope to get additional support from the parents and sponsors, as many Flandrau employees, University of Arizona PhD students, and other organizers put a lot of time and effort to make this event a success, with the hope of long lasting positive effect it will have on girls active participation in the areas of math, science, business and chess.