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Athletics for the Mind, the 50th Annual State Chess Tournament

When: March 10 and 11, 2017

Where: Oregon Convention Center

After more than two months of regional competitions, over 500 qualifying K-12 students will convene at the Oregon Convention Center for the Chess for Success 50th Annual State Chess Tournament. The State Chess Tournament is an opportunity for students to exercise their brains and compete for both individual and team titles. Games start at 9:00 a.m. Friday March 10 and Saturday March 11.

Chess for Success has been facilitating the tournament since 1998 after being founded by OMSI and the Oregonian in 1967. Chess for Success (CFS) is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 80 schools throughout the state of Oregon serving more than 3,400 kids. To learn more visit their website,

Excellent photo opportunity!