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Gibraltar Chess Festival cancelled

With the greatest regret we hereby announce that the 19th edition of the Gibraltar International Chess Festival, which would normally have taken place in the second half of January, 2021, is officially cancelled.

Each year Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar anticipates with pleasure the safe arrival, from all over the world, of hundreds of chess players and their travelling companions. From first-time guests to regular participants, from juniors to seniors, from amateurs to grandmasters, our goal has always been to try and make everyone feel equally welcome.

However, with such large numbers, and with visitors from across the globe, the risks associated with COVID-19 are simply too high for our usual Festival profile.

Gibraltar will nevertheless contribute significantly to chess in January, 2021. An announcement will be made shortly.

We hope to see you all in January, 2022. Stay safe!

The Organising Team and Sponsors


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