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Fri, Dec 08


Mississippi Children's Museum

Rooks N’ Reindeer

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Rooks N’ Reindeer
Rooks N’ Reindeer

Time & Location

Dec 08, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Mississippi Children's Museum, 2145 Museum Blvd, Jackson, MS 39202, USA

About the event

Join us for the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Rooks n’ Reindeer Chess Tournament on Friday, December 8th!

Since school and community chess programs have been created and revitalized, the 1500-year-old game has seen a resurgence in Mississippi. These tournaments are an important opportunity for children in Mississippi to not only exercise their skills, but self-confidence. A growing body of research indicates that playing chess improves students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills, which directly translates to their math, science and reading scores.







• $10 Entry Fee for Tournament Participants (For both MCM Members & Non-Members)

• $5 for Each Accompanying Adult/Child (Free for MCM Members)

• All fees will increase by $5 for day-of participants

• All entry fees include access to all museum exhibits during the event only

Pre-registration is recommended & appreciated. Check-in and on-site registration will be available from 5:00pm – 5:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome! Please note that seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so we highly recommend pre-registering.


• First Round starts at 5:30pm

• Everyone will play 4 rounds, G/10+3. No eliminations.

• Chess sets (board/pieces/clocks) will be provided for use during the tournament.

• Awards will go to the top 3 players in each division at 7:30pm

Players are encouraged to wear their festive pajamas and holiday attire!

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