The Christmas Rapid Tourney Report

18 december 2022

Just one word! a SUCCESS. Happy everyone and two days of “friendly” chess challenges to celebrate next Christmas together! and with lots of prizes and gifts for everyone, young and old!

And you know how we built this extraordinary event? Here are some facts (not all, believe me!):

Weeks of preparation together with Rita of the Casa Fuerte of Adeje, to get and prepare everything necessary i.e: chairs and tables donated by the South Tenerife Language Center of Adeje, look, etc.

and in addition, the kind support of the Tenerife Chess Federation and the preparation and competence of the referee Franklin Diaz Barrios.

We got players from 14 different countries and of all ages; and more than 12,000 visits on our webpage and social networks worldwide!

In addition to what above:

  • the generous sponsorship of the natural reserve of Barranco del Infierno;
  • 200 bananas offered to everyone present by Fast, one of our sponsors;
  • a lunch or a dinner for two at Otelo restaurant of Adeje;
  • free entries to Aqualand and Junglepark for the first 6 children and their families
  • the “super” candies for children, and not only for them! offered by Casa Ricardo
  • the wonderful tournament t-shirts with the exclusive design of the creative graphic Argelia Bello Hernandez;
  • a painting with chess subject offered by the painter Cande Alonso Hernandez;
  • a pack of very nice handmade soaps made here in Tenerife by Las Jalapeñas

Moreover, hundreds of free bottles of water offered at a very good prize by Fuentealta and decades of homemade cookies of Casa Fuerte in the shape of chess pieces, as well as many Casa Fuerte Christmas gadgets and gifts for everyone present.

The book of the IM Aldo Haïk, signed and with his dedication, raffled among all those present

another book on chess strategy to the best player of ARONA CHESS CLUB

the magnificent trophies and the engraved medals for the winners

And the blouses could not be missing, yes!, the wonderful tournament t-shirts with the exclusive design of the creative graphics Argelia Bello Hernandez Do you want to buy one? Please contact usand in few days you will get yours.

You know? we also organized to have a lemonade and a coffee service on the stage of the entrance square.

And last but not least! the very welcome presence and speech of GM Miodrag_Todorcevic, who enchanted everyone about the four factors described to become a GM.

Finally, let us see you again next year for the 2nd Christmas Rapid Tourney at Casa Fuerte of Adeje

Thank you very much to all Happy Christmas

Photo by Anna Shvets on

Sergio Alessandro – President of Arona Chess Club

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