The Tecumseh Tactics Chess Club, in conjunction with Future First tutoring will host the inaugural Turkey Gobble Chess Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Tecumseh High School, Room C111, 760 Brown St. Tecumseh, MI 49286.
Check-in begins at 9 a.m. with the first round beginning at 10 a.m. All ages and skill levels are invited to compete. Entry is $5 with pizza and drinks provided. Proceeds from the event will support Tecumseh Tactics’ participation in the State Chess Tournament in February.
The Tecumseh Tactics is the Chess Club of Tecumseh High School. More than a dozen learners meet after school on Tuesdays to learn new strategies in friendly competition.
“Our club is based on three pillars: community, strategy and victory,” said Parker Gadbois, Tecumseh Tactics co-advisor. “It’s about building friendships and learning new skills while aiming for a win.”
To be successful in the game of chess, players need to develop critical thinking skills, attention to detail, discipline, patience, sportsmanship and the ability to keep calm under pressure – characteristics that are also important in the game of life.
“For me, chess is life. What you do in the game can parallel real life,” said Vijay Caplon, Tecumseh Tactics co-advisor. “You’re the king, and the other pieces represent family, work, school, friends, et cetera, and the decisions you make with each of those aspects of your life affects your outcome.”
The overall winner will take home a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, generously donated by Jerry’s Market of Tecumseh.
Registration required before Friday, Nov. 16 by calling Vijay Caplon at 517-423-2008 ext. 7779.