By Ashley Thomas
The name Chess XBoxing was derived from a popular event in Europe called Chess Boxing which combines Chess and Boxing. Chess XBoxing, on the other hand, combined chess and video games. During the event the kids had an option to challenge other players for a “real” chess game, or to play video games on various platforms that Microsoft store had to offer, including Fruit Ninja and Xbox games, such as Rocket League, Lego Star Wars, etc.
The event was organized at the local Microsoft store at Perimeter Mall on October 15, 2016. About 25 to 30 kids and parents turned up and all had a great time playing both chess and video games. The event was coordinated by the Georgia Chess Association’s Outreach Committee. The Outreach Committee is actively looking for volunteers who can help out with similar events, as well as other outreach activities. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com