The Visit of KOSK to Hammersmith Chess Club in September 2023

Hammers, we are delighted to announce the visit of royalty to our noble but humble chess club. The Royal Chess Club of Ostend will be visiting us from Friday the 8th of September to Sunday the 10th September. To take part in a weekend of chess and camaraderie that will live long in the memory.

Nearly 20 Hammers travelled to Ostend last December to play some great chess, make new friends and enjoy unbelievable hospitality. It was an unforgettable experience. It is now our turn to be hosts and we will be putting on some show.

We want as many Hammers to get involved as possible. These are some of the things that are being planned.

Friday Night – Welcome buffet and much beer followed by a blitz tournament – I will be asking as many Hammers as possible to take part and will be asking you to register for some true Euro blitz.

Saturday – Starting about 11am -Two long play games with a basic time of one hour possibly with an increment where each KOSK player (there are 12 of them) will play one white and one black game. There will be a lunch break However, we would like to offer more than 12 Hammers the chance to play in this section.

After the chess is over, we intend to take our friends for meal locally in Hammersmith to round off the evening. You are all most welcome. We just need an indication that you will be joining us so we can arrange the seating plan.

There are also other events that may or may not happen that weekend– please keep your eyes glued to the website and chat groups for Updates.

Hammers, remember it is your club – so get involved – and more details will follow how you can join the range of activities.

Chairman John (aka Lord Clueless)

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