ICCF Congress 2022

Scottish Correspondence Chess Association

Glasgow, Scotland, 14th - 18th August 2022

Only 42 days left until the opening of Congress!

Programme of Events

 

Sunday 14 August 2022

Arrival of Delegates

  • 09:30 - 12:00 Meeting of the ICCF Executive Board in the Clyde Room
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Meeting of the ICCF Management Committee in the Clyde Room
  • 19:00 - 21:30 Welcome Party in the Riverside Suite (Hot Buffet being provided)

Monday 15 August 2022

Day One of Congress

  • 09:30 - 11:00 Opening Ceremony and Civic Reception hosted by The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow in the Riverside Suite
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Refreshments sponsored by The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Title Awards and Presentations in the Riverside Suite
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Day One of Congress in the Riverside Suite
  • 19:30 - 23:00 Chess Match-ICCF v Local Select in the Clyde Room

Accompanying Person's Programme- Afternoon free to explore Glasgow Centre

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Day Two of Congress

  • 09:30 - 12:30 Day Two of Congress in the Riverside Suite
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Day Two of Congress in the Riverside Suite
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Zone One Meeting in the Riverside Suite
  • 19.30 - 23:00 ICCF Blitz Tournament in the Clyde Room

Accompanying Person's Programme (Requires registration)-Coach will depart from Hilton at 10.00 sharp

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Day Three of Congress

  • 09:30 - 12:30 Day Three of Congress in the Riverside Suite
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Day Three of Congress in the Riverside Suite

Accompanying Person's Programme (requires registration)-Coach will depart from the Hilton at 10.00 sharp

Thursday 18 August 2022

Excursion

The Congress excursion will consist of a series of visits to famous Glasgow Museums and Landmarks.

Our coach will depart from the Hilton Glasgow Hotel at 10.00 sharp to travel the relatively short distance to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, which opened in 1901 as part of the Glasgow International Exhibition.  Glaswegians are justifiably proud of this free attraction.  It features 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries.  Discover everything from art to animals, Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  The collections are extensive and internationally significant, with famous paintings by Renoir, Rembrant, Salvador Dali and, of course, 'the Glasgow Boys'.  

Please note that SCCA will not be providing lunch.  The Museum Restaurant serves food and drinks throughout the day and at lunchtime organ recitals can be enjoyed daily from the groundfloor and cafe.  There are excellent souvenir shops in the basement, adjacent to the restaurant.

In the afternoon our coach will take us to the Riverside Museum. (Depart from Kelvingrove at 14.15)  The Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is Glasgow's multi-award winning transport museum located on the banks of the River Clyde, with over 3,000 objects on display from collections of historic vehicles to skateboards.  You can walk through the reconstructed old Glasgow streets and visit the shops, bars and 'Subway'.  Climb aboard, a train, tram or bus, help put out a fire with the interactive fire engine or discover Glasgow's rich shipbuilding history.  There are over 90 large touch screen panels full of memories and films telling the stories behind the objects.  The state-of-the-art Museum is free to enter, has a cafe and restaurant and souvenir shop.  

Berthed outside you will find the Tall Ship, "Glenlee", the UK's only floating Clyde-built ship, which was built as a bulk cargo carrier in 1896.  Step aboard and explore this restored Victorian Sailing Ship.  This attraction is also free.

As  an  alternative  to  the  visit  to  the  Riverside  Museum,  a  tour  and  whisky  tasting, lasting approximately 1 hour  has  been  arranged  at  the nearby Clydeside  Distillery, ( https://www.theclydeside.com/book-a-tour/the-clydeside-tour/)   which is housed in the Pumphouse building.    It  should  be  noted that  numbers  are  limited  for  this  tour.  It will be a case of "first come first served" and  Delegates  and  Officials  who  wish  to  participate must  book  as soon as possible and  pay  for  their  visit  by 8th May 2022.  Cost per person is £15.  

Closing Banquet

The closing banquet, hosted by ICCF, will commence at 20.00 in the Riverside suite with pre-diiner drinks available in the Riverside Suite from 19.30

Friday 19 August 2022

Departure of Delegates


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