Wanted! 100 Blitz Players

The Philippines has been devastated by typhoon Haiyan. You can help raise funds for the victims by taking part in this blitz tournament

The Philippines has been devastated by typhoon Haiyan. You can help raise funds for the victims by taking part in this blitz tournament

On Sunday the 1st of December our friends at Halifax Chess Club are organising a blitz tournament to support victims of the typhoon Haiyan which has caused devastation in the Philippines recently.

Halifax’s Darwin Ursal hails from the Philippines and is the leading light behind this tournament. He told us,

“I wanted to do something to help my compatriots and a charity chess tournament seemed like the obvious way for me to do that. The entry fee is £10 and all proceeds will be donated to charities providing relief to those in need. Our target is to recruit 100 players to the event in order to raise £1,000 in a single afternoon.”

Halifax Chess Club’s home venue, the Lee Mount Club, have kindly made their premises available free of charge and a number of companies have generously donated cash and products for what will be a fabulous prize fund. Although the tournament will have just one section there will be grading prizes available as well as prizes for juniors. In short, there’s plenty to play for so you’d better have a damned good excuse not to enter this tournament!

The competition will comprise 9 rounds with players each receiving 10 minutes for all their moves. The action begins at 12noon but make sure you arrive in plenty of time to pay your entry fee which will be collected on the day.

The Hebden Bridge Chess Club website is hosting an online entry form and has posted full details of the event so please go and register in advance to help the organisers prepare for the first round draw and help us to spread the word about this brilliant event. It isn’t very often that chess players have such a worthwhile excuse for spending a Sunday afternoon playing the game so don’t pass this guilt-edged opportunity up!

For full event details and the entry form go to www.hebdenbridgechessclub.co.uk/haiyanblitz/
Any pre-event enquiries should be sent to hebdenbridgechessclub@gmail.com

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the following charities:

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