Chess Club in Vientiane

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  1. Olivier

    Olivier Admin Staff Member

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    Sabaidee!
    Planning to open a chess club in Vientiane in august</span>. Have already 10 chess sets, a few clocks and a location for the club in the center of the town.If anyone would like to participate in this project, you are warmly welcome. The chess club may open one or two times per week at the beginning and maybe more often if some volunteers want to join. (email me if you are interest)We will welcome whoever want to play or learn to play the king of game. From 5 to 125 y.o.More info to follow.
     
  2. ludovic_pommier

    ludovic_pommier New Member

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    hi,

    I'd be interested. Is that happening?

    Cheers
    Ludo
     
  3. Olivier

    Olivier Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Ludo,Yes it is coming soon, keep following this post 
    By the mean time, you might be interest by a chess tournament in Vientiane the 20th june.Check out the tournament flyer attached.Best,Olivier
     
  4. jeff

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    Hello!
    I won't be around in august, but I'll definitely come to the chess tournament!
    I don't have a chess set unfortunately, do you know where it is possible to buy one?
    Jeff
     
  5. gabriel

    gabriel Copyright And Permissions Officer

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    Great idea Olivier - I'm with you.

    Tournament is sort of a try-out to bring together people who like chess. First edition is at my place at ThaDeua km6 (near the roundabout) this Sunday. For more precise directions please send me an email (address in the flyer in earlier post).

    If Olivier can bring some of his chess sets there's no need to bring anything yourself. Don't bother looking for quality sets in Laos, just buy the first non-artistic set you can find at Talat Sao or the Chinese shops around Chao Anou.

    Greetings,
    Gabriel
     
  6. Olivier

    Olivier Admin Staff Member

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    @Gabriel: Thanks for your support [​IMG]
    @Jeff: No need to buy, I ll bring some of my 10 (!) chess sets so we may have enough material.

    Olivier
     
  7. Olivier

    Olivier Admin Staff Member

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  8. Jackie

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    Is the chess club still on every Sunday?

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  9. gabriel

    gabriel Copyright And Permissions Officer

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    Hi Jackie,

    Yes, it is. Hope to see you next week!
     
  10. philochess

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    Hi,
    I am an International Master planning to visit Laos for a week in April.Interested to visit the chess club.I would be grateful if I could be of any help for development of chess there.
     
  11. gabriel

    gabriel Copyright And Permissions Officer

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    Hi philochess,

    Thank you for your kind interest - I'll send you a private message soon.

    Best, Gabriel
     
  12. philochess

    philochess New Member

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    Thanks Gabriel,
    I shall be participating in the BCC Open from 11-17 April.Sadly I will miss the Lao New Year.I have my return flight ticket from Bangkok on 26th. so I can find time 18th to 24th. to spend in Laos.
    I would like to visit LP for a couple of days also.I think it will be a nice idea to plan my programme in such a way that we have a simul in an attractive place preferably on 23rd. or 24th.(weekend)We can invite some students from schools/universities as well.
    I can bring some small gifts for the participants
     
  13. gabriel

    gabriel Copyright And Permissions Officer

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    Hi philochess,

    We did not manage to create a suitable event for that weekend, unfortunately. You are of course still welcome to join us on Sunday afternoon.

    Best regards,
    Gabriel
     
  14. Olivier

    Olivier Admin Staff Member

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    The Vientiane Chess Club will be close for Pi Mai this sunday 17th of april.


    We will be back the 24th of april, as usual every sunday afternoon at City Inn (www.cityinnvientiane.com).


    Happy Pi Mai everybody!
     
  15. Olivier

    Olivier Admin Staff Member

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    Chess Club will be close the 25th and 1st of january.


    Meet you next year, sunday the 8th from 1pm at City Inn.
     
  16. Olivier

    Olivier Admin Staff Member

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    Starting March 1st the Vientiane chess scene will have one extra event:
    every Thursday from around 17:30 until 20:00 chess players meet at Kheg
    restaurant. (see map)

    * Tasty meals and drinks available at friendly prices
    * Tournaments can be organized upon request, same goes for training
    * Spread the word!


    Attached files [​IMG]
     
  17. saminda

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    I am from Sri Lanka and will be in Laos for sometime. I am also an internationally rated chess player. I would like to join you. Will you have the practices on 15th March 2012?


    If so I will try to join you. Can I join somewhere at about 6 or 6.30?
     
  18. gabriel

    gabriel Copyright And Permissions Officer

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    Hi saminda,


    The answer to all your questions is 'yes'. Hope to see you tomorrow.
     
  19. saminda

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    Hi Gabriel,


    I couldn't participate for practices for a while. Today I went and they informed me that you are not coming there. What is the new location and what are the dates?
     
  20. gabriel

    gabriel Copyright And Permissions Officer

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    Hi there Saminda,


    It's true, we stopped playing at Kheg's. Sunday's session (13:00 onwards) at the City Inn hotel is still on though - see you there!
     

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