Parma Chess Club To Hold Tournament In Ukrainian Village

Looking for something fun to do this summer? This year, the Parma Chess Club is holding its first annual Ukrainian Heritage Park Chess Tournament for players of all ages and skill levels in Parma's Ukrainian Village! Slated for Saturday, August 9th, the tournament will be held at Ukrainian Heritage Park, located just north of the intersection of State and Snow Roads directly across the street from St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church on State Road. Rain date is Sunday, August 10th. 

Parking will be available across the street at St. Josaphat's parking lot and along nearby side streets such as Ligget Drive, Lucerne Avenue, and Hearthstone Road. 

The tournament will be broken down into four sections featuring four rounds (G/30 + 5s delay) with onsite entry between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. The rounds will take place at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2 p.m. Rated sections will have an entry fee of $20 with cash prizes awarded to the top two finalists. Adult and youth beginner sections will have an entry fee of $5 with trophies awarded to the top two finalists. 

During this exciting event, food and refreshments will be available at the park. A delicious variety of lunch and snack options are also conveniently located within walking distance. These options include the Tradesman Tavern (5746 State Rd), Lviv International Foods (5689 State Rd), Royal Donut (5759 State Rd), and La Bakery Boutique (5721 State Rd).

Specific questions about the upcoming Ukrainian Heritage Park Chess Tournament or the Parma Chess Club can be directed to William Wright of the Parma Chess Club. He can be reached by phone at (440) 572-9565 or by email at 

The Parma Chess Club is dedicated toward promoting the great game of chess for players of all ages and levels of ability. They meet every Tuesday, except holidays, from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. at German Central, 7863 York Rd, Parma, OH, 44130.  

To learn more about the Parma Chess Club and its upcoming events, visit To keep up with the latest news and developments in Parma's Ukrainian Village, visit

Stefan P. Stefaniuk

Stefan P. Stefaniuk has been a Parma resident since 1982 and enjoyed growing up in Parma's incredible historic downtown neighborhood. After serving five years in the U.S. Navy, he was honorably discharged in 2009 and returned to Parma with his wife and two children. Today, he works as a licensed Realtor at Howard Hanna Real Estate, is a graduate student at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, and is also actively involved with various neighborhood revitalization initiatives in the Parma area.

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 11:24 AM, 07.01.2014