The Twin City Chess Club wrapped up its second annual Battle of the Minds event Saturday - an event that saw 73 chess players compete at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre over the course of the two-day tournament.
Organizer Jeff Primeau says that participation in this year's Battle of the Minds has doubled since the inaugural event.
This year's chess tournament saw people travel from Hamilton, Sudbury Chapleau, Wawa, Blind River, Sault Michigan and Goulais River in order to compete.
“The growth of this particular event is a lot of hard work and networking - reaching out to schools, community members, and trying to get chess players from everywhere,” Primeau said.
Primeau would like to expand the reach of the growing chess tournament even more in the future.
“I really want to get a cross-border thing going,” he told SooToday. “The next step is getting Lake State [Lake Superior State University] on board, Algoma U, Sault College - and I think that will be the real spirit of Twin City Chess Club, is getting them involved and onboard and playing.”