Hundreds expected for provincial chess championships in Bathurst this weekend

Check and mate!

The Chaleur region will play host to some of the best young chess players New Brunswick has to offer this weekend.

ESN school in Bathurst is set to host nearly 1,000 people, including 350 competitors, this weekend for the Provincial Chess Championships.

Tournament coordinator Etienne Noel says it's an opportunity for local youth to square off against some of the best players in the province and possibly qualify for the national tournament being held later this year.

(with files form the Acadie-Nouvelle)