SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Yes, it is here to stay! Chess-boxing was originally thought (by most rational people–myself included) to be just another a short-lived curiosity, but the truth is very different. Sometimes the world can be a scary place….and some days you should never get out of bed!
But for those interested, this Sunday (March 13th) in London begins the 2010 season! Organizers expect record crowds and lots of media.
‘ChessBoxing’ at the Boston Dome
Featuring Sergio “The Phoenix” Leveque against Hubert “The Wardrobe” Van Melick it can only be the return of ChessBoxing, the sport for the intelligent brute.
Bringing new meaning to bashing the bishop, the clue is in the title. This is ChessBoxing. Opponents thrash each other in the ring then attack each other on the board. Top of the Bill will be a massive heavyweight challenge with Sergio “The Phoenix” Leveque facing up against London’s favourite Dutchman, Hubert “The Wardrobe” Van Melick. The Wardrobe’s nickname stems from his imposing 6ft4in frame while Sergio is a true fighting Phoenix – his early boxing career was cut short by a terrible motorcycling accident. Sergio defied specialists who told him he would never walk again and now stands tall as a potential ChessBoxing champion of Europe. The winner of this bout earns the right to progress in the European Championship finals.
Producer: London ChessBoxing Club
Get ready for to bash the bishop.
Bring along your monocle and cup.
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See you at The Boston Dome (at the Boston Arms) [178 Junction Road, N19 5QQ]
The evening kicks off with bout involving two ChessBoxing newcomers – TV producer Rob Gillies faces top political journalist Johnny Higginson – with just 10 weeks preparation time these two have plenty of heart and enthusiasm to burn. Expect a violent if unsophisticated encounter. The bout is being staged to raise money for the charity The Railway Children.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CHESS-BOXER?
We want YOU for chessboxing. Join the biathlon for brawn and brain. The World Chess Boxing Organisation is looking for talented new chessboxers.
We are looking for new chessboxers from all over the world. Females/males from all weight divisions are welcome.
are under the age of 35.
have boxing experience (amateur, professional fights, kickboxing, muay thai).
have an (estimated) ELO rating of at least 1800.
have the intention to participate in a real chessboxing fight.
appearance fee and price money.
to take over all expenses.
free accommodation in the Built-to-Resist-Camp.
Plus, don’t forget all the chicky-groupies! More than you can fight off…assuming you wanted to. Good luck!
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS