Once the last checker has fallen into place, the winner will walk away with a $50 bar tab, a sweet trophy and some serious bragging rights. Since Connect 4 Kids currently holds the world record for the largest Connect Four tournament — with hopes to break its own record this year — the victor has a reasonable claim to being the world’s top player. “In effect, they are the world champion of Connect Four. There’s a lot on the line,” Nichols says.
Plus, it’s a fundraiser for a toddler with a rare medical condition, so even the losers can feel good when it’s all over. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Stoney’s Full Steam Tavern, 1434 Blake Street; the entry fee is $20 and includes a free beer, appetizers and a raffle ticket. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit tiny.cc/connect4kids.
Thu., April 4, 5:30-8 p.m., 2013