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Posted on: February 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Chess Fest to bring chess, fun and more to Sugar Land Town Square


Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is partnering with Chess Refinery to host Chess Fest on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Sugar Land Town Square plaza, located near U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 6. 

“We’re calling on all chess enthusiasts to join in on the fun,” said Assistant Director of the Parks and Recreation Kimberly Terrell. “There will be numerous activities, including the grandmaster blindfold challenge, a speed chess tournament, casual play area and much more!” 

Pre-registration at is required for the onsite chess tournament.  Registration opens online starting Feb. 1, and the early registration deadline is Feb. 15. Limited onsite registration may be available on the day of the event if spacing is available. 

Chess scholars as well as casual supporters interested in increasing skills will want to come and visit the onsite booths. Booths hosts include Fort Bend Chess Club, Fort Bend County Library, USA Chess, University of Houston’s Chess Club and Foundation Chess.  There will be several opportunities to meet chess pros and sign up for classes.

“Chess Fest is expanding to not only chess-related activities but will also include other fun games and food offerings to create a more festive atmosphere onsite for the entire community to enjoy,” said Terrell. 

Other activities will include caricature artists, photo opportunities and a game truck. Onsite food and beverages will be available for purchase by Salata, Swirl Sweets and Treats and Clean Juice. Event entry and parking is free.

For more information about city of Sugar Land events or to become an event sponsor, call (281) 275-2900 or visit  For event updates, follow Sugar Land Parks & Recreation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SugarLandParks.

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