Bughouse Gathering is now part of huge chess and games festival Czech Open in Pardubice!
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Are you from Europe or planning to visit the old continent?
Do you like playing bughouse chess?
Do you play bughouse chess on the Internet (FICS, ONLINE1.EU, CHESS.COM)?
Do you like to know players from the Internet in person?
Do you enjoy playing bughouse over the real board in various time controls?
Do you like atmosphere of a tournament or casual gaming?
Do you like talking to people or trying to defeat various opponents?
Would you like to meet new friends, or gain new contacts?
If at least to one of these questions your answer is yes, then you shall not miss the Bughouse Gathering in Pardubice, which is part of huge international chess festival, the Czech Open.
Czech Open festival is held every year in July at large stadium in the city of Pardubice, where is also pleasant temperature in summer.
There is plenty of room for different games.
The city of Pardubice is located on the main train line, about 100 km east from Prague (where is biggest czech airport), ie. about one hour by train.
Czech Open offers facilities ranging from accommodation, organizing various tournaments, sport events and tourist trips.
The basic schedule is meeting the players from Friday to Sunday, with main Czech Open bughouse tournament (Open Championship of the Czech Republic) on Saturday.
We can here easily organize more tournaments in bughouse chess.
For example, individual tournament (with changing partners), or KO tournament in F1 bughouse (time control with 0s for move).
Detailed daily schedule will be published before the gathering based on the information from all registered participants.
In case of interest it is possible to extend the period, or continue playing in the subsequent days.
Whether you are newbie or master in bughouse chess, come and enjoy tactical maneuvers with chess pieces.
As a player or as a spectator.
All bughouse fans are invited by the Czech Open tournament director and the top Czech bughouse players.
If you are interested, please contact either
Czech players of bughouse chess (SKAcz,Wir,Alamar,Matejus etc.) by email (InfoBughouseChess.wz.cz),
or on the chess server or on the forum (alamarschest.wz.cz).
Or contact the organizers of CzechOpen directly (see czechopen.net) with subject "Bughouse Gathering".
- Dates and times of the gatherings:
2015: was 17-19.7
2016: was 15-16.7
2017: was 14-16.7, started friday 14.7 from 15:00, continued saturday main tourney and more games after! Continued by more bughouse chess games in sunday 12-18h with Maras and top czech players.
2018: July 13-15th, starting friday 13.7 from 15:00, continue saturday main tourney and possible more games after! Last minute info: Already in friday in Pardubice will take part in gathering many czech top/internet bughouse chess players like Alamar, Matejus, SKAcz, Wir, Ivos etc. You dont have partner for tourney and dont like playing simul bughouse ? Be here in friday, some good players are still free :)
2019: to be specified
2020: to be specified
2021: to be specified
2022: to be specified
- Pictures and videos:
Sukova třída 1735
530 02 PARDUBICE
- From history:
For all who have previously visited Czech Republic and played bughouse here:
Neil Wright (aka CreepingDeath), Sergiy Vasylkevych (aka Fermy), Nils Grandelius (aka NilsSKBB),
Martynas Limontas (aka Maras), Valdas Bucinskas (aka Buchas), Dmitrijus Chocenka (aka Xeres),
Juras Mickevicius (aka Fixior), Valerij Lipskij (aka Alus),
Marcin Zakrzewski (aka Zakrzutek), Bartek (aka Kiboplaying),
Andrey Davydenko (aka Dushezzz),
Quirinius van Dorp (aka Cranith),
Jimmy J. Lee (aka GusMcClain),
Sergei Movsesian and many other foreign players.