ChessBoxing London 2009
Thursday 14th April 2009
There is a ChessBoxing Tournament at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club 23rd April 2009.
Tickets from http://www.londonchessboxing.com or by calling 07956 196 780 Tickets start from £15
The event is presented by the London ChessBoxing Club presents in association with The ChessBoxing Organisation. Each bout will comprise 11 scheduled rounds of 4 minutes chess followed by 3 minutes boxing. All bouts to be concluded by 11pm
Venue: Bethnal Working Men's club
44-46 Pollard Row
London E2 6NB
Doors open: 7pm
First Bout: 8pm Prompt
Chess Commentary provided IM Malcolm Pein
Weight 82kg Weight: 80kg
Hometown: London Hometown: Berlin
Record: n/a Record: 4 wins 1 loss
Nick's first ChessBoxing bout promises to be a memorable encounter against a German opponent Sebastian Bauersfeld, aiming to add to an already impressive tally of wins. The Englishman making his debut in the sport may be the underdog, but Nick is counting on the full-throated backing of a partisan crowd, in this St George's Day duel, to tip the balance in his favour.
Weight: 79kg Weight: 79kg
Hometown: Berlin Hometown: Malmo
Record: 5 wins 2 losses Record: 1 win 1 loss
From a technical standpoint, the standout encounter of the night. Konrad is an able boxer with great handspeed and the ability to put together stunning combinations. Sascha is a powerful hitter with a competitive drive that belies his placid nature outside the ring. Both men are excellent chess players and this is certain to be a close contest.
Weight: 100kg Weight: 100kg
Hometown: Cardiff Hometown: Bristol
Record: 0 wins 1 loss Record: 1 win 0 losses
A rematch following their October encounter at this venue when Bob was abruptly felled by a sharp left-hook from the Bristol man. Both men have a great track record in amateur boxing with Bob a former Scottish Universities champion at heavyweight and superheavyweight, while Jimbo is renowned for his pugilistic exploits in the West Country. Bob is looking for revenge and claims he is even better prepared this time having improved his chess game and stepped up his training for the occasion.
Weight: 80kg Weight: 90kg
Hometown: London Hometown: Amsterdam
Record: n/a Record: n/a
Matt has a height and reach advantage to offset against Hubert's superior bulk and his chessboard skills maybe the deciding factor here although Hubert is a fast improving ChessBoxer and nothing can be taken for granted. The bout will be fought at amateur level with headguards and round times reduced by one minute
Doors open 7.30pm all bouts to be completed by 11pm Interval Entertainment and after-party until late