Commissioner Hosting Chess Tournament on Saturday
Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly will host his First Annual West Las Vegas Youth Chess Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Doolittle Community Center 1950 N. J St., Las Vegas.
Competitors must be in kindergarten through 12th grade. The tournament is free to enter, and the players will be separated into groups based upon experience.
Anyone interested in competing in the tournament should call Anthony Manor at (702) 455-2540 before 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, to pre-register. Space is limited so anyone interested in playing on Saturday is encouraged to call as soon as possible.
“Whether you are just beginning or a chess master, I invite you all to join us for a day of friendly competition,” Commission Weekly said.
The tournament will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Saturday and all players are asked to arrive early. Trophies will be awarded to the top finishers in each group.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.