Event Details


Registration for this event is limited to 40 entries. 19 slots remaining!
Online registration for this event will not be available after November 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM MST

When: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium
1601 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
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Sponsor: Belakovskaia Chess Academy
Event Type: All Girls
Entry Fees:
Section Fees & Conditions
Women & Girls Championship $25 USD initial ; $30 USD effective 11/01/2019 ; $40 USD effective 11/20/2019
Schedule: Sun 9a, 10:45a, 12:30p, 2:30p
Time Control: Game in 40 minutes; delay clocks set at 40 minutes + 5 seconds delay
Byes: Half (1/2) point bye requests (2 maximum) are available for all rounds.
Byes must be requested prior to the start of round 2.
Anjelina Belakovskaia
P: +15203700700
Event URL: Click for more information


SECTIONS: Three Sections will be formed based on USCF rating. 

TROPHIES: Top 5 Trophies in each section. Participation trophies to all other players!

In addition to trophies, there will be many science and chess prizes - enough for all the players!

USCF Rated. Individual Swiss format with 4 rounds. Open to Women and Girls of all ages.

Please arrive by 8:30 am or call / text / email to inform us of players that will not attend. Pairings are posted at 8:45 am. Announcements start at 8:55 am and 1st round begins at 9 am.


We look forward to hosting an exceptional event - 6th Annual Chess & Science Festival and Women & Girls Chess Tournament in Tucson, AZ. The event will take place at the FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER AND PLANETARIUM and is sponsored by the US Chess, Saint Louis Chess Club Belakovskaia Chess Academy and University of Arizona Math Department. Our Annual Chess and Science Festival is also supported by many others - the Flandrau's staff, Mayor of Tucson, the University of Arizona College of Science, and various UA departments.

There will be movie / shows throughout the day, various science exhibits and more. 

There will be a separate room for players and their families and to analyze the games.

Families will have an opportunity to explore the museum, participate in the various chess and science activities, watch the movie and shows, and more...


Here is the list of sample activities from previous Chess & Science Festivals: 

1. "Meet the Trilobites" - UA Mineral Museum exhibit at Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium - http://www.uamineralmuseum.org/

2. "Puzzles, Proofs and Patterns" and other brand new exhibits at Flandrau - http://flandrau.org/exhibits/puzzles

3. Simultaneous Chess exhibition for kids and adults by one of the top kids in Arizona in his age group. 

4. Blitz games and free play for everyone.

5. Giant Garden Chess Set to play for fun outdoors. 

6. Math Circle - http://ime.math.arizona.edu/tmc/

7. Physics Factory - http://www.physicsfactory.org/

8. The Neuroscience Club (brain zoo exhibit) 

9. Chemistry Club 

10. Astronomy Club

11. Surprise movie 

12. SPECIAL GUEST in 2015 - Planetary scientist Sarah Morrison. She is researching the orbital dynamics of solar systems (how planet orbits evolve over time, what exoplanet systems can tell us about our solar system, etc. - https://www.sciencenews.org/article/unseen-planets-sweep-dust-around-young-star ) and have explored Saturn's moons with the Cassini mission - will give a short interactive presentation and answer questions

13.  Fractal Show and Asteroid: Mission Extreme show in the Planetarium

and more... 

We will do our best to make 2019 Chess & Science Festival even better! 

Come to have fun and learn cool stuff at our 6th Annual Chess & Science Festival!

We look forward to seeing all of you at FLADNRAU SCIENCE CENTER AND PLANETARIUM on November 24th!

If you have any questions, comments and suggestions, or interested in becoming a sponsor of this event - please contact Anjelina Belakovskaia (520)370-0700, anjelina@gmail.com. 

You can find more info on http://chessandsciencefestival.comhttp://chessforparents.com/ and 



Anjelina Belakovskaia
2015-2018 US Chess Executive Board Member-at-Large
3-Time US Women's Chess Champion
Woman International Grandmaster
Leader of the US Olympic Chess Team
Tel:  (520) 370-0700