6th Annual CHESS & SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Dear Chess Friends,

Our 6th Annual CHESS & SCIENCE FESTIVAL and Women and Girls Chess Championship on Sunday, November 24th, 2019 at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, University of Arizona was a lot of fun!

Please see attached report about the event.

Thank you again to US Chess & Saint Louis Chess Club for a generous Grant that helped us to organize the event in 2019!


You Are Invited – 6th Annual Chess & Science Festival is on November 24th, 2019


Dear Fellow Tucsonans, Arizonans and everyone who is interested in our event,


You are invited to join us for a day of FUN and Educational Activities during the 6th Annual CHESS & SCIENCE FESTIVAL on Sunday, November 24th, 2019 at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, University of Arizona.


All the Female Chess Players are encouraged to register for and participate in the Women and Girls Chess Championship – it is open for ALL FEMALE PLAYERS – daughters and Moms and University students and all other women!


WHAT TO EXPECT:


  • COMPLIMENTARY FLANDRAU ADMISSION FOR ALL
  • VARIOUS CHESS ACTIVITIES
  • HONORARY GUEST: MAYOR OF TUCSON – JONATHAN ROTHSCHILD
  • MANY SCIENCE EXHIBITS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
  • LASER SHOWS
  • MUSEUM… AND MUCH MORE!
  • WOMEN & GIRLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP. USCF RATED
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’ and women’s self-esteem, confidence, and ability to compete in intellectual areas and achieve great success in chess and beyond – including math, science, finance, business & life!


Info: ChessandScienceFestival.com  (520) 370-0700   


This year, we have received a generous Grant from USChess & Saint Louis Chess Club and I just ordered brand new Archer Chess Sets (RED color) for the Women & Girls Chess Championship. Each female participant of the Championship will take one home after the event! 
This will be in addition to the trophies for all and various science / chess prizes. Also, as in the previous years, University of Arizona Math Department is sponsoring lunch for all the players, while Flandrau will offer free admission to the Festival for everyone.


Please help us to spread the word and invite Tucson families to attend our 6th Annual Chess & Science Festival AND get more girls / women to participate in this year’s Women & Girls Chess Championship!


Please register to play in the ALL-FEMALE tournament at events4chess.com


Registration for the Championship is limited to 40 entries.
Festival is Open for All from 9 am to 5 pm.


We look forward to seeing you on November 24th!


Great News – 2019 Chess & Science Festival is one of the Grant Recipients by the US Chess Women’s Program!

We are very pleased to announce that our 2019 Chess & Science Festival – organized by Belakovskaia Chess Academy in collaboration with Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, University of Arizona – was chosen as one of the Grant Recipients by the US Chess Women’s Program!

SAVE THE DATE – NOVEMBER 24th, 2019!

The extremely competitive selection process attracted 40 applicants from across the United States. Ultimately, 11 programs have been granted funds from a generous gift in partnership with the Saint Louis Chess Club.

Rex Sinquefield, who founded the Saint Louis Chess Club with Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield, told US Chess, “It’s great to see the commitment and passion organizers all over the country have for female empowerment through chess.”

US Chess Women’s Program Grant Recipients Announced

Huge Thank You to Rex & Jeanne Sinquefield, Saint Louis Chess Club and US Chess for supporting our upcoming event and Congratulations to all other recipients of the grant – together we can make a difference and help girls and women to achieve success in CHESS, BUSINESS, STEM and all other areas of life!


Taking a break in 2018

Thank you for checking!

We Took A Break in 2018, but are planning to resume going forward!

If you are interested in supporting our initiative, please contact Anjelina Belakovskaia (520) 370-0700 or Anjelina @ gmail.com.

Many kids and adults have enjoyed our Chess and Science Festival and we would like to have more events in the future.

However, as for the last 5 years the event was solely organized by volunteering efforts of Anjelina Belakovskaia, her family and a wonderful team of Flandrau staff, we can only do so much. Your help can make world of difference, regardless if it is financial contributions, or assistance with various tasks – ordering trophies, prizes, food, and other things for the event; running marketing and advertising campaigns, work on fundraising, including Kickstarter campaign, fulfilling rewards, etc…

Thank you again and we look forward to hearing from you!


5th Annual Chess & Science Festival was FUN for EVERYONE!

Once again it was held in our favorite location – at Flandrau Science Center in Tucson, AZ –
on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The All-GIRLS CHESS TOURNAMENT featured 3 sections:

  • Championship
  • U800
  • U400

There were also many SCIENCE EXHIBITS for children and adults:

 ALPHA CHI SIGMA – BETA TAU
 BRIAN THE BRAIN
 CATalyst
 EARTH SCIENCE DISCOVERY
 INSECT DISCOVERY
 MARINE DISCOVERY
 NEUROSCIENCE AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE Association of Students (NSCSAS)
 PUZZLES, PROOFS AND PATTERNS
 Student Members of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MINERAL MUSEUM – http://www.uamineralmuseum.org/
 FLANDRAU PLANETARIUM SHOWS: “Touring the Solar System” “Season of Light” “Laser Holidays” “Perfect Little Planet” “We Are Stars”
 AND MORE…

You can see the full 20-page report at:

Once again, we would like to acknowledge and give a HUGE THANKS to Flandrau Science Center Staff, Belakovskaia Chess Academy and our Kickstarter Supporters for making this Chess Dream a Reality for the last 5 years!