Museum announces 1st chess tournament

The Dubois County Museum will host the first Dubois County chess tournament at the museum on Saturday, Feb. 8.

The museum invites all ages to come and learn the game and/or to develop skills. Beginning at 10 a.m., volunteers will be on hand to help those wishing to learn the game and for those wishing to sharpen their skills. A tournament will begin at 11 a.m. Sign up is from 10 to 11 a.m. The tournament will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The time will vary depending on the number of players. Scores will be tallied from 3 to 4 p.m., with prizes awarded at approximately 4 p.m.

Admission will be charged to the museum, but there is no fee for the play or tournament. Regular museum admission is $5 per adults, $3 per high school students, and $2 per middle and elementary students. The museum will supply the boards and chess pieces. For more information, contact Joe “Swampy” Schoenbachler at 812-630-5374.

The museum, at 2704 N. Newton St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays. For more information, call 634-7733 or visit The museum is also on Facebook and Twitter.



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