• Short Summary

    A 10-DAY INTERNATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS BEGAN AT THE ENGLISH SOUTH COAST HOLIDAY RESORT OF BOGNOR REGIS TODAY(WEDNESDAY), WITH CHESS PLAYERS FROM 13 COUNTRIES TAKING PART.

  • Description

    A 10-DAY INTERNATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS BEGAN AT THE ENGLISH SOUTH COAST HOLIDAY RESORT OF BOGNOR REGIS TODAY(WEDNESDAY), WITH CHESS PLAYERS FROM 13 COUNTRIES TAKING PART. THE CONGRESS IS BEING HELD ON THE GROUNDS OF A HOLIDAY CAMP, WHERE MANY OF THE PLAYERS ARE STAYING WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

    THE MAIN EVENT OF THE CONGRESS IS THE CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT, DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, THE BRITISH LEADER DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, WHO DIED LAST YEAR. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A PRIZE OF GBP100 STERLING AND THERE ARE CASH PRIZES FOR THE FIRST SIX PLACES. ABOUT 80 PLAYERS ARE TAKING PART IN THE EVENT, MOST OF THEM BRITISH.

    IN THE CHURCHILL MEMORIAL EVENT, PLAYERS HAVE TO MAKE A MINIMUM OF 45 MOVES IN THE FIRST TWO AND A HALF HOURS AND 18 MOVES AN HOUR AFTERWARDS. IN ALL OTHER EVENTS THE RATE OF PLAY IS 40 MOVES IN THE FIRST TWO HOURS AND 20 MOVES AN HOUR AFTERWARDS. THE CONTESTANTS INCLUDE FIVE STUDENTS FROM BELGRADE UNIVERSITY, KNOWN AS "THE GOLDEN BOYS", WHO HAVE PLAYED BEFORE LARGE AUDIENCES IN YUGOSLAVIA AND SET UP SEVERAL CHESS RECORDS.

    HOWEVER, THE ORGANISERS OF THE BOGNOR REGIS CONGRESS ARE TRYING TO PREVENT CROWDING AROUND THE CHESS TABLES DURING GAMES. TO DO THIS THEY'VE INSTALLED CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION CAMERAS TO RECORD PLAY -- IT'S BELIEVED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER -- AND ENABLE ONLOOKERS TO WATCH THE GAMES IN COMFORT ON TELEVISION RECEIVERS AWAY FROM THE TABLES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAKRNIPX5NM05YNR6IY9VWIVYC
    Media URN:
    VLVAKRNIPX5NM05YNR6IY9VWIVYC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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