Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

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Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:27 pm

As requested, rather than posting these events in the Chess Life Returning to Normal, I've started a New Topic for obscure OTB International Chess Events Going Ahead.
So here are the first ones I have found:
According to the Canadian Chess Federation website calendar, the following events are going ahead:

9th October Maritime Blitz Championship
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

10th-11th October PEI Open Chess Championship.
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

14th-15th November KW Fall Open.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Has anyone else found obscure International OTB events going ahead?

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Tim Harding » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:18 am

Nearer to home, the 14th Senior Open Championship of Schleswig-Holstein began yesterday in Busum, Germany, with (if I counted correctly) 128 competitors including IM Klaus Klundt and five FMs.

Another Senior tournament is due to start in Dresden on 13 October. (But I have just seen that entries are now closed because of a limit of 49 players due to coronavirus restrictions).

https://www.schachbund.de/seniorenschac ... ender.html
http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Seniors-calendar.html

Finally a Senior tournament scheduled for a Baltic resort in December already has 170 entries.
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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:35 pm

Tim Harding wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:18 am
Nearer to home, the 14th Senior Open Championship of Schleswig-Holstein began yesterday in Busum, Germany, with (if I counted correctly) 128 competitors including IM Klaus Klundt and five FMs.

Another Senior tournament is due to start in Dresden on 13 October. (But I have just seen that entries are now closed because of a limit of 49 players due to coronavirus restrictions).

https://www.schachbund.de/seniorenschac ... ender.html
http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Seniors-calendar.html

Finally a Senior tournament scheduled for a Baltic resort in December already has 170 entries.
Don't forget to post this in the Seniors Section aswell Tim.
I have a copy of your book Dynamic Black Defenses 1989 Edition. I thought the book was excellent.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Tim Harding » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:43 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:35 pm
Don't forget to post this in the Seniors Section as well Tim.
Done
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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by IngridLauterbach » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:55 am

In Bad Wiessee the 24Th Open International Bavarian championship will go ahead https://www.schach-tegernsee.de/, but registrations are already closed, because number of participants needed to be reduced to 340, to be able to keep distances.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Tim Spanton » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:28 am

IngridLauterbach wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:55 am
In Bad Wiessee the 24Th Open International Bavarian championship will go ahead https://www.schach-tegernsee.de/, but registrations are already closed, because number of participants needed to be reduced to 340, to be able to keep distances.
I am not sure Bad Wiessee counts as obscure!
When I last checked about a month ago, not only were registrations full but they were refusing to take more names on their waiting list!
Bad Wiessee is always popular, but I guess Germany as a whole is even more popular for chess now as its covid numbers are relatively low.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:41 pm

Don't worry, I've found some more obscure OTB events.
Here they are:
3rd-5th October Labour Day Long Weekend.
At the Chess Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

24th-25th October 2020 Wendy Terry Memorial.
Rothwell, Queensland, Australia.
Limited to 80 players due to Covid-19 Queensland Government Restrictions.

01st November 2020 Faber Spring Allegro Championship.
Faber Vineyard, Baskerville, Western Australia.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:58 am

There are several weekend events in Switzerland. I got an email about the Swiss Chess Tour though some of the events have already happened.

http://www.swisschesstour.com/

I don't think there were Senior events though, just opens.

And it's a very expensive country to visit.

Flims next weekend: 9-11 October
Locarno 16-18 October
Chiasso 24-25 October
Lugano 6-8 November
Adelboden 4-6 December
Lodrino 19-20 December
Basel 2-5 January 2021
and more next year...
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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:11 pm

Here are some taking place in New Zealand according to the New Zealand Chess Federation website Calendar:

24th October Merv Morrison Memorial, Auckland.
22nd November Summit Rapid Championships, Auckland.
5th December Papatoetoe Rapid, Auckland.
20th December Howick Pakuranga Christmas Tournament, Auckland.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:45 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:11 pm
Here are some taking place in New Zealand according to the New Zealand Chess Federation website Calendar:
Like the Isle of Man, New Zealand isn't letting anybody in without special permission.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:19 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:45 pm
Simon Rogers wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:11 pm
Here are some taking place in New Zealand according to the New Zealand Chess Federation website Calendar:
Like the Isle of Man, New Zealand isn't letting anybody in without special permission.
Thanks Roger, I forgot.
I have found a few going ahead in the USA before Christmas.
But even across the pond, a lot have been cancelled.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:51 pm

Here they are:
This is according to the US Chess Federation website Tournament Calendar.

17th November Marshall Masters. Marshall Chess Club, New York.
20th-22nd November 79th Annual Indiana State Chess Championship. Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center. Indianapolis, Indiana.
26th-29th November 75th Annual Texas State and Amateur Championships. DFW Airport Marriott South, Fort Worth, Texas.
19th-20th December Red River Open. Downtown Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:05 pm

I've found a load more.
This is according to the fide website Calendar.
Here they are:
14th-17th November Panamerican Amateur Chess Championship. San Paulo, Brazil.

13th-23rd December 27th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival. Abu Dhabi, UAE.

21st-29th December African Amateur Chess Championship 2020. Gaborone, Botswana.

26th December African Amateur Blitz Chess Championship 2020. Gaborone, Botswana.

26th December African Amateur Rapid Chess Championship 2020. Gaborone, Botswana.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:57 pm

Here are some more:
According to the fide website Calendar, these are taking place in Spain this year.
29th November-08th December ll ellobregat Open Chess.
Barcelona, Spain.
11th-13th December 1st FIDE World Corporate Championship. Barcelona, Spain.
12th-23rd December VII Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival. Sitges, Spain.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Post by Ian Thompson » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:15 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:57 pm
29th November-08th December ll ellobregat Open Chess.
Barcelona, Spain.
But there has been no update to their website since I posted about this on 6 September. With the update now being 2 weeks late, no venues announced, and no means of entering, it must be in doubt.

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