Imperial College Chess Congress October 2013

Imperial College Chess Congress
5-Round FIDE Rated / ECF Graded Tournament
Fri. 18/Oct/2013 - Sun. 20/Oct/2013 in Central London

Imperial College has a history of hosting chess congresses several decades ago, and revived the tradition with its first long-play congress in over a decade in late 2011. We have since followed up with a second in early 2013 and this edition will be the third!

A weekend of competitive chess in a great Zone 1 location, the venue is also conveniently located directly above the Imperial College Union bar, serving a variety of drink (at incredibly cheap prices!) to lubricate the parched throats of our competitors as well as offer a variety of snacks and food. Many restaurants and takeaways (info provided on the day for any who would like) are also comfortably within a 5-10 minute walk.

A small word of warning during round 1 (Friday night): being above the Union bar, it is likely there will be some background noise after about 20.00 but hopefully nothing too loud! The rounds have been scheduled so that there should be minimal noise from other Union activities throughout the rest of the weekend.


Many thanks and hope to see you there!

Best regards,
John Sargent, Congress Organiser
Adam Raoof, Chief Arbiter

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