Harbourfront Centre Chessfest 2019

Chessfest is back for 2019!

We’re back again this summer – June 1-2, 2019!
Come down to the waterfront for the 6th edition of this great event, organized by ACC and CIC.

Harbourfront Centre Chessfest – Come celebrate everything chess!

Play on a giant chess board. Sit down with a friend at one of the open tables. Chess costumes and crafts. Chess presentations and merchandise. Lots of free fun for the whole family all weekend!

Also featuring the annual Chessfest Children’s Championship on Saturday and the 2019 Toronto Blitz Championship on Sunday.

See below for this year’s details!

Chessfest returns to Toronto’s Waterfront June 1-2, 2019

The Sixth Annual Harbourfront Centre Chessfest features:

The 2019 Toronto Blitz Chess Championshipget tickets now!
Sunday June 2, 2018
1:00 to 5:00 pm
Harbourfront Centre west side by amphitheatre
$1000 guaranteed 1st prize
Advance Entry fee before May 27: $50 ($10 discount for junior/senior, 60+ or under 18 on June 1)
After May 27 or on site: $60.

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Lots to see and do. Bring the whole family!

Events | Getting here | Registration | Photos

Chess for Everyone returns to Toronto’s Waterfront June 1-2, 2019

Organized by Annex Chess Club and Chess Institute of Canada, the annual Harbourfront Centre Chessfest takes place at Harbourfront Centre on Toronto’s waterfront.

Bring the whole family down to Harbourfront and make your way to the west side by the amphitheatre.

Admission is FREE and there are lots of FREE activities as well as competitive tournaments.

Programming for Chessfest 2019 June 1-2 is listed below.



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June 1-2 Programming – featuring the 2019 Toronto Blitz Chess Championship

  • Enter the 2019 Toronto Blitz Chess Championship, 1:00 to 5:00 pm on June 2: a one-day Swiss tournament, 7 double rounds at a blitz time control of 3’+2″ – $50 before May 27, $10 junior and senior discount
  • Register your child, grade 1 to 6, in the 6th Annual Chessfest Children’s Championship – 12:00 to 5:00 pm on June 1 – $10 entry fee
  • FREE face painting and dress-up for kids
  • FREE chess music and theatre performances
  • FREE demo lessons from chess instructors
  • Play a game on a giant chess set – FREE
  • Browse chess merchandise and luxury chess sets
  • Or just sit down to play with a friend at one of our open tables – FREE
  • Download the full schedule here – Chessfest 2019 schedule



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Getting here:

Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8.

We recommend travelling by TTC.

For more information, consult Harbourfront Centre’s travel advice.

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5 thoughts on “Harbourfront Centre Chessfest 2019”

  1. hi i want to register my children to the june 1 tournamant, however I want able to open the registration page, can you please check?or can i leave the names to you?

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