Saturday April 8, 2017 l Children’s Chess Tournament with the Queen of Katwe

Beautiful World and Chess Institute of Canada are partnering to create a chess tournament for grades 1 through 8 with Phiona Mutesi, national chess champion from Uganda. We would like to invite you to join the fun at Branksome Hall on Saturday, April 8 th.

Phiona Mutesi grew up in the slums of Katwe, Uganda, and her life story is portrayed in the recent Disney movie, Queen of Katwewhich premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last Fall. Seeking a meal to eat, Phiona would attend a local sports program and quickly discovered that she was very skilled at chess. She went on to become one of Uganda’s top chess players, inspiring millions – especially girls – who are frequently marginalized in Uganda and all across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Attendees have the opportunity to become the pieces in a life-size chess game with Phiona, with all proceeds going to charity.

Parents and guardians are free to attend. Lunch is available on site and proceeds will go to charity.

When: Saturday April 8
Where: Branksome Hall, 10 Elm Ave, Toronto
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Who: Students in grades 1 – 8 of all skill levels, from beginners right through to the most advanced. Children are divided into playing sections based on grade, and the events are overseen by trained instructors who make sure the day is engaging and fun. This is a five-round CFC-rated chess tournament.