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, ONLINEA.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 also in sunday 12-18h with Maras and top czech players.
2018: was 13-15.7, started friday 14.7 from 15:00, continued saturday main tourney and more games after! Again more bughouse chess games in sunday 12-18h with Maras etc.
2019: was 12-14.7, started friday 14.7 from 15:00, continued saturday main tourney and more bughouse chess games after!
2020: was 18-19.9, (Covid-19 influence) started friday 12.7 from 15:00, continued saturday main tourney and more games after!
2021: was 23-24.7, started friday 23.7 from 15:00 continued to 20:00, but many was here already after 12:00. Continued saturday main tourney and games after!
2022: 22.-23.7 started friday from 15:00 ended abou 20:30, continued with saturday main tourney and then more games after lunch even with many players until about 19:00.
2023: to be specified
2024: to be specified
2025: to be specified
From 2020 place changed because of covid to: kongresové centrum IDEON, Jiráskova 1963, 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), Sergei Movsesian,
Marcin Zakrzewski (aka Zakrzutek), Bartek (aka Kiboplaying),
Andrey Davydenko (aka Dushezzz),
Quirinius van Dorp (aka Cranith),
Jimmy J. Lee (aka GusMcClain), Vampyreslayer,
Wojciech Reza (aka Rezacz), Horkko
and many other foreign players.