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Coffee shop to host chess tourney

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The Trax Coffee Bar Chess Tournament will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Trax Coffee Bar in Station Square.

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From Staff Reports

Friday, August 10, 2018

The Wilson Chess Academy will hold a chess tournament this weekend in Rocky Mount.

The Trax Coffee Bar Chess Tournament will be held Saturday at Trax Coffee Bar in Station Square.

The tournament is being organized by Gordan Ray, who previously ran about 20 chess tournaments over the past six years at Via Capuccino.

“My hope is to attract people who might become interested in becoming U.S. Chess Federation members,” Ray said. “The purpose of this is to generate interest.”

The four-round tournament is open to players of all ages and levels. Players should arrive at 9 a.m. to register, with the first round starting at 9:30 a.m., second round at 10:20 a.m., third round at 11:10 a.m. and fourth round at noon. The entry fee is $5.

Prizes include gift cards to Trax Coffee Bar and bragging rights.

Contact Ray at 252-292-6324 for more information.

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