Monday, 20 December 2010

Chess on Christmas Day

Obviously different cultures have a differing approach to Christmas, and this even spills over to the chess world. In the past the Asian Club Cup has run over the Christmas period, and this year there are a couple of events that run pretty close.
In Queensland the 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival starts on the 26th of December. While this avoids Christmas day itself, those travelling from interstate may need a Christmas afternoon departure to make it in time for the first round.
Even trickier is the schedule for the Singapore Open/Asean Championship. It also begins on the 26th of December, but there is a players meeting scheduled for the afternoon of the 25th. So in this case you have to spend your Christmas Day at a chess tournament, not playing chess!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're right! No respect at all.