The park was full of different stalls and activities. There were slides
and a giant chess set
The event was very well attended and there was a real buzz in the park.
Darlington chess club decided to take one of the pitches.
We were able to loan a giant chess set
We also loaned a gazebo. Add a couple of tables, chess sets and willing volunteers and we had a very good pitch.
Anybody who wanted to play got a game.
There was steady stream of willing participants, most seemed to enjoy their games. We had printed some flyers with the club's details and handed them to anyone showing any interest.
There seemed to be two main groups that wanted to play:
- Kids - We play with our Dad at home, but we haven't anywhere else to play
- Adults - I used to play ages ago, but haven't played for years
All were invited to the club and there seemed genuine interest.
The day was really good fun. It was interesting to see how many people expressed a genuine interest in chess.
Thanks go to
The willing volunteers:
AJ Thorne-Wallis (And Sandy AJ's Mum)
Special thanks to
Aidan and James Garner for helping to set up, pack away and helping all day