Saturday, November 15, 2008

The new Blackstone Chess Center

The new Blackstone Chess Center in Pawtucket, RI is now open for business.

We meet Thursday evening (~7pm)and Saturday afternoon (~1pm). It is located at 250 Main St.,in Downtown Pawtucket.

The center will serve as a chess club, small tournament venue, learning center, chess library, and chess shop. Everyone is invited to come visit, membership is optional. Refreshments are available. Players of all ages are welcome.

A variety of tournaments will be held, from one game per week, to all games in an afternoon or evening. They will be posted on our web site, and on the MACAweb site, as the details are known. There will also be impromptu blitz and action tournaments, and fun events.

This is a nice space in a great building. At the street level is Kafe Lila, which is open Saturdays for sandwiches, coffee,and homemade ice cream. Parking is ample, we are connected to a 3 level parking garage.

Detailed directions are on the web site. If you are coming from I-95, take exit 27, and go west on George Street past the Comfort Inn. The parking garage is on the right at the end of the road. Or take a right on Main Street, and park. You will see the sign for Kafe Lila, enter the building, go down the stairs, and we are on the right.

This Saturday we'll be open 12 to 4, future Saturdays we will run from 1 to 6 or so. Thursdays we start at 7 or so. We will have chess tables set up soon outside, and the cafe will have a couple of sets as well.

Go to our web site for more information, and feel free to ask any questions.
Please pass this along!

David Harris
Blackstone Chess

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