Collingwood Chess Festival

To the long long list of Collingwood's attractions, in May last year, I added a chess festival. I had originally hoped to attract about 25 players. I contracted Canada’s top-ranked Arbiter to officiate the games. To my delight, 55 participants came to play, including two former Olympic Team members. Ages ranged from 6 years old to 80+, and everyone had a good time.

Buoyed by this successful debut, the Second Annual Collingwood Chess Festival is slated for May 5-7, 2023. The prize fund has been increased, and an extra day has been added to the schedule to enhance the Collingwood experience.

The mayor herself, her worship Yvonne Hamlin will personally greet this year's participants.

A cocktail reception is planned for Saturday night, May 7th, and the top games will be broadcast around the world.

For more information, follow


May 5, 2023 - 10:00am to May 7, 2023 - 10:00pm
Contact Information:
Milan Somborac
Wheel-chair accessible