2023 Xmas tournament

Dear chess friends it is a real pleasure to invite you to the Christmas Rapid Chess Tournament at the Pabellón Jesús Domínguez Grillo in Los Cristianos – Arona

Pabellón Jesús Domínguez Grillo – Los Cristianos


Moreover, the primary objective of this exceptional program is to unite in a jubilant celebration of the forthcoming Christmas season. Imagine the sheer delight of engaging in spirited chess matches, accompanied by a grand assortment of prizes and delightful surprises for all participants, with a special emphasis on bringing joyous moments to our little ones!


ANNOUNCING THE GRAND TOURNAMENT: Arona Chess Club & Arona City Council’s Sports and Cultural Board JOIN FORCES! Get ready for an exciting event that will keep you hooked. Unleash your strategic skills and showcase your chess abilities like never before. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Additionally, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the invaluable assistance provided by the Tenerife Federation of chess. Their unwavering support always plays a pivotal role in the success of this endeavor. Furthermore, I would like to acknowledge the remarkable creativity and visually appealing graphic design work provided by Solución Gráfica. Their contributions have truly enhanced the overall aesthetic of the project.

Our 2023 Christmas tournament is for everyone. Whether you’re a local, a visitor, or just starting out, you’re welcome to join us. We especially encourage women and girls to participate and be part of this special occasion!

The XMas Tourney is an exciting opportunity for players to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level in the world of chess. Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey, where each move counts and victory awaits. Join us for this incredible event that is recognized and respected by ELO FIDE. The stage is set and the spotlight is on you. It’s time to let your brilliance shine!

We are in the FIDE calendar

The participation is open to all players registered by their Federation with FIDE ID. Spanish players and those who have to request a FIDE code must be federated in Spain.

You want to participate in the next Christmas rapid tournament, but you don’t have a federal license or a FIDE ID?

Don’t worry, we can help you!

Contact us by email: arona_chess_club@gmx.com but no later than December 5th. We will send you the instructions immediately to obtain the federal license. The registration is fast and the process is very simple.


9 rounds15 minutes + 5 seconds of increment per move per each player. The pairings will be made by the “Swiss Manager” software and the International referee is responsible for those pairings.


The tourney begins on December 17th at 10:00 am. The closing ceremony will be on December 17th at 8 p.m.approx.


The participation is free for all sportsmen with + 2400 Elo.

Participation is open to all others with a fee of €10.00

The registration period ends on Friday, December 15th at 5:00 p.m. – Please register here below


Consent clause(obbligatorio)


You can pay at the tournament venue from 9:00 a.m. and until 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 17th.

You can also pay, but within December 15th, by transfer to the Cajasiete bank account ES47 3076 0230 2427 8778 8120 – Swift/Bic BCOEESMM076 – in the name of ARONA CHESS CLUB, with the concept “2023 XMas Tournament”, plus player’s name and surname.


  • 1st Place: Trophy + 150.00€ + the exclusive tournament t-shirt
  • 2nd Place: Medal + 90.00€ + the exclusive tournament t-shirt
  • 3rd Place: Medal + 50.00€ + the exclusive tournament t-shirt
  • 1st Place VETERANS (+65):Trophy + 50.00€ + the exclusive tournament t-shirt
  • 1st Place FEMALE: Trophy + 50.00€ + the exclusive tournament t-shirt
  • 1st Place of ARONA CHESS CLUB members: Trophy + the exclusive tournament t-shirt


  • FIRST: Trophy + 1 entrance to SiamPark + the exclusive tournament t-shirt
  • SECOND: Medal + 1 entrance to SiamPark + the exclusive tournament t-shirt
  • THIRD: Medal + 1 entrance to SiamPark + the exclusive tournament t-shirt

And behold, a world of wonderment awaits you…beneath the Christmas tree! Prepare to be amazed by the delightful treasures that lie in store for you.


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🌟 Exciting news from Solucion Grafica! 🎉 Introducing our new Christmas Rapid Chess Tournament T-shirts! 🏆👕 Exclusively designed for participants, but now available for purchase. 🛍️ Show your chess passion in style! ♟️✨ Limited stock. DM to order! 🎄 #SolucionGrafica #ChessTee

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