Hip Hop Chess Tourney Kicks Off in SF This Weekend

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Hip-Hop Chess Federation Adds “All Queens” Panel to  West Coast Kings
& Queens Tournament
Rappers, Scholars and Artists Gather to Inspire SF Youth

hip-hop-chess-federation-225Sept. 22nd 2009, San Francisco, CA- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation is
proud to announce the West Coast Kings & Queens Tournament. The
Hip-Hop Chess Federation
is the world’s first organization to fuse
music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and
non-violence. There will be a traditional rated chess tournament,
people can learn chess basics, watch graffiti art battles, b-boy
ciphers, celebrity chess matches, martial arts exhibitions, prize
giveaways and more! It all takes place Oct. 10th 2009 at John
O’Connell High School
from 9AM to 6PM at 2355 Folsom St. @ 19th in San
Francisco, Ca. ADMISSION IS FREE FOR ALL AGES.

Celebrity guests inculde Rakaa Iriscience from Dilated Peoples, rap
legend Ray Luv, Traxamillion, Casual from Hieroglyphics, Balance and
Big Rich, Conscious Daughters, T-KASH, DLabrie and others to be
announced. The event will be DJ’ed by KMEL Street Soldiers DJ Malcolm
Marshall
. There will also be a special All Queens Life Strategies
Panel where Birth of the Chess Queen author Marilyn Yalom, Conscious
Daughters
, rapper Melina Jones and Jean Hoffman of 9 Queens will
discuss how young girls can step forward with positivity and
confidence into the future.

“It was time for the HHCF to do something specifically to celebrate
the power and impact of the artists from the west coast,” said HHCF
founder and CEO Adisa Banjoko. “We always provide safe, family
friendly environments for people to discover their true potential in
life and have fun. So many young girls out there love the game of
chess. We wanted to set something up just to celebrate the queens. We
wanted to give these girls direct access to women of knowledge and
strength, in hopes that these young ladies will follow their lead.”

“We are enthusiastic and grateful to all the celebrities, kids and
educators coming together for the Kings & Queens Tournament,” said
Banjoko. “This organization has been hurt badly by the failing
economy. Yet by forging strong strategic alliances we’re still pushing
ahead. These are tough times for many of America’s youth. Nevertheless
the HHCF remains unflinching in our goal to share the countless
educational and artistic life options for them in this world. We are
grateful for all the rappers, chess masters and martial artists who
have donated their time to teaching kids healthy alternatives to
violence on the streets. Since our explosive beginning there have been
many imitations, but there is only one Hip-Hop Chess Federation! See
you all there.”

All who wish to compete in the Kings & Queens Tournament can sign up
today at:http://www.bayareachess.com

Partners for the West Coast Kings & Queens Tournament are Bay Area
Chess and WuChess.com. Other sponsors include JW Foundation, 9 Queens,
www.thechesspiece.com, www.thechessdrum.net, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu SF,
www.mikerelm.com.com, Heroes Martial Arts and Upper Playground. For
more information on how to participate visit
www.hiphopchess.blogspot.com
WATCH KINGS & QUEENS VIDEO:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xadbnk_hiphop-chess-w-rakaa-traxamillion-t_lifestyle
Media Contact |    Meko Gaborski (323) 335-4497
gaborski@shinkenpublicrelations.com

Comments

  1. e-scribblah says:

    checkmate!!!

  2. Adisa is doing great work with the youth! Check out this video of last years event with RZA of Wu Tang

    http://missionlocal.org/2009/03/multimedia-hip-hop-and-chess-unite-at-john-oconnell-high/

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