April 1st weekend is another super chess weekend.

Another super chess weekend is ahead. I’d like to highlight four locations that have chess advertised in advance:

  1. Best chess event will be Saturday. I highly recommend the Manitoba Chess Association’s 5 round rapid at St Mary’s Road United Church, 613 St. Mary’s Road. Doors and registration at 9:30am, first round 10am. Contact Al McPherson 204-898-8485.
  2. Want to keep it casual? Erik will once again be at The Forks Market 2nd floor tables Saturday from noon-4pm. Stefan will be at one of the above.
  3. The Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthews Community Association is still meeting noon-4pm at their resource centre 823 Elice Ave with a workshop at 2pm and pizza, pop and snacks at 1:30pm. Remember to use the door bell.
  4. On both Saturday and Sunday in the daytime, there’s a hackerspace festival at Skullspace, 2nd floor 374 Donald St that Mark is organizing. Door is open 9am Saturday, 11am Sunday. Daytime events at the festival are free. There is some limited table space for casual table-top gaming, chess included. There will also be some other table-top game hosts present. Mark has an exhibition display setup for his Saitek GK 2000 he’s calling the Air Jordan of early 90s [dedicated] chess computers. Everyone is welcome to come play this classic machine on the difficulty settings of your choice and to learn more about it. Erik is also hosting casual chess at Skullspace noon-4pm Sunday.

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