Monday 4 March 2013

Canberra is turning 100

Next Tuesday (12 March) marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Canberra. While the big activities are on Monday the 11th of March (having a long weekend is slightly more important than having a holiday on the actual day), there is plenty to do over the whole weekend.
Having lived in Canberra since 1980 I think the fact the city is turning 100 is a pretty big deal. So to help celebrate the occasion, Street Chess is offering a larger than usual prize pool this coming Saturday. Nothing too spectacular, but the tournament will be offering a $100 first prize, with other prizes increased/added. (Note the suggestion of 100x the usual prizes was just a little extravagant for the tournaments finances).
So if you want to celebrate Canberra's 100th Birthday, and the rich chess tradition that the city has, come along to Street Chess this Saturday (9th March) at 10:45am in City Walk, Canberra City.

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