Chess in the Park - Emancipation Park
Come enjoy an entertaining evening of music and chess. There will be approximately 200 chess boards in Emancipation Park, just for you, bringing chess squarely into the public domain.
One of the interactive games taking place at Emancipation Park will be a game of Live Human Chess where people will take the place of the chess pieces, ‘moved’ under the instruction of the Chess Superstars and vying for victory. Become one with the board as you compete against your challenger, battling it out for your side to win bragging rights.
Chess aficionados will have an extended playing area and beginners will be welcomed in our ‘Learn to Play’ zone. Watch in awe as the 5 International Chess Superstars play against 75 Jamaican counterparts simultaneously. Take on one of the International Chess Superstars in a game of Blitz chess.
The evening entertainment continues with a chess themed scavenger hunt, putting into practice strategy and tactics by completing trivia questions to challenge new and experienced players alike.
Jamaica International Chess Festival
6 -1 pm