Kings, queens and pawns wanted for live chess match

Canada Day event in Market Square features junior chess champ

Those hoping to crown themselves king or queen for a day are invited to an event Friday – Canada Day. No throne provided.

Greater Victoria’s superstar chess champion, Jason Cao, will try to out-maneuvre an opponent in a game of live chess in Market Square, and live chessboard pieces are needed for the event.

The lifesize match runs from 11 a.m. to noon. Kings, queens and other prospective chess pieces should have an understanding of chess rules and be able to stand for up to 45 minutes.

“The ideal king or queen would be someone with royal blood, or someone who thinks they have some royal blood. Some theatre experience could help out as well,” said Brian Raymer, co-ordinator of Victoria Junior Chess.

To sign up as a chess piece, go to 2011livechessvictoria.eventbrite.com.

ecardone@vicnews.com

 

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