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Local Chess Master Honored at 6th Annual Chess Fest
On April 13, 2013 from 2-5 pm at the Hotel Congress (311 E. Congress St., Tucson, Arizona, 85701), Tucsonans will have the opportunity to show Women's FIDE Master Amanda Mateer and International Master Mac Molner their best moves. Husband and wife chess power couple, Mateer and Molner, will play in a tandem chess simultaneous exhibition playing forty games at the same time during the 9 Queens Chess Fest. The 6th Annual Chess Fest will feature a range of free chess themed activities.
In contrast to traditional chess tournaments and events, the Chess Fest will have something for everyone, regardless of age or chess experience. Activities include: beginner chess lessons, pick-up chess games, face painting, chess simultaneous exhibits.
Women's FIDE Master Amanda Mateer will be presented with the 9 Queens Award.The 9 Queens Award is given to a player who embodies the mission of 9 Queens and our commitment to empowering under-served and under-represented populations.
"As a prominent chess player and coach Amanda has done so much to make Tucson one of the most vibrant and rich chess communities in the country," explains 9 Queens co-founder Jean Hoffman.
Amanda Mateer is no stranger to Tucson's chess scene. She is a co-founder of Tucson Chess Alliance, which is another Tucson community chess group, a member of the Southern Arizona Chess Alliance Board, a nationally recognized tournament director and is one of the most liked coaches in the Old Pueblo by adults and children alike. All activities are free and open to the public. No pre-registration is necessary. Email for more information.