Lannon sponsors area chess tournament at HFAC

Chess wizards and those just learning to play are welcome to participate in what organizers are calling the “area’s largest chess tournament” Dec. 15 in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. The tournament, sponsored by Lannon Elementary School, will have three divisions:

  • kindergarten to third grade, guaranteed to play six games;
  • kindergarten to sixth grade, guaranteed to play six games; and
  • kindergarten to high school, guaranteed to play four games.

Trophies and medals will be given out in all divisions.

Entry is $10 per player for advance registration or $15 the day of the event. For advance online registration, please visit before midnight on Dec. 13. Registration fees will be paid at the tournament.

Check-in is 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 am., and Round 1 begins at 9:15 am. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be available to purchase on-site.

For more information, please contact Brian Dennis at

The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.