Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


May 7, 2012

Fair Park to host 2012 TN Senior Chess tourney

CROSSVILLE — Most people love to play games. Chess is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide for hundreds of years. During the Middle Age's it was a part of noble culture, dubbed the king's game because it was used to teach war strategy. It has often been used as a basis of sermons on morals. Chess experts are estimated to have in excess of 10,000 possible position patterns stored in their memory, after much training.

The Tennessee Chess Association, The Cumberland County Chess Club and Fair Park Senior Center are looking forwarded to sponsoring the fourth Tennessee Senior Open Chess Tournament May 18-20. Cumberland County owes much thanks to Harry Sabine for bringing this chess tournament to our county.

It is open to men and women age 50 and older, with $550 guaranteed. U.S.C.F. membership required. T.C.A. dues required for Tennessee residents, which are $10. Prizes will be cash with the first-place winner receiving $150. Medals will be awarded to all participants. Plaques will be awarded to Tennessee residents only. The entry fee is $25 if mailed before May 13. If not, the fee is  $35 due at registration May 18 2-3:30 p.m. or Saturday 8-9:30 a.m. before the start of the games each day. If you would like to know more about this tournament, please contact Harry Sabine at 261-8440.

May is Older Americans Month, and the theme is “You’re Never too Old to Play!”  

Learning new games is a fun way to keep your mind active and sharp. Janice Eberhart will be teaching and playing Dominos - Mexican Train Wreck on Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. and Hand & Foot on Thursday at 1 p.m. for everybody who would like to play.

Also, some of our people will be taking a few van trips this month to go out to play games. On May 12, they will be heading to Spring City to the Legion Hall for BINGO.

The older kids (seniors) will be taking a short free ride in the van to play at the local Chuckles on Tuesday evening, May 15, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. You know the big kids will be smiling as they race around the professionally engineered, 800-foot long track, in go carts against each another. They will be feeling like kids again as they try their swing in the new batting cage. The seniors will be getting into some friendly completion as they try their hand at miniature golf. Did you know Chuckles won first place in the state of Tennessee for their landscaping? Of course, everyone will want to play laser tag! Then there are the many great games in the arcade. Their restaurant serves only quality food, not frozen, so everyone should be good and hungry! Sounds like a great evening! Chuckles is partnering with Fair Park on this play day, and will be giving all the seniors  20 percent off everything, (except the golf which is $4) if they have a special 20 percent off coupon, available only at Fair Park. So if you’re an Older Big Kid, 55+, stop by and get your 20 percent off coupon good for that evening only. Have fun again, it will make you smile!.

Fair Park is across from the Community Complex and Fair Grounds, at 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville.  It is open to all seniors, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You can also visit the Center’s website at to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered, as well as on-line versions of the Center’s monthly newsletter “Newsline.” For more information, please call 484-7416.

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