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INTERNATIONAL CHESS EVENTS

 

Saint Petersburg, Russia

SAINT PETERSBURG v BELFAST

The Youth Sport Schools of Kalininsky, Saint Petersburg, Russia

August 18-25, 2017

Following a series of discussions with a chess academy in Russia, Mikhail Pavlov and Brendan Jamison are currently arranging a chess match between Saint Petersburg and Belfast. The trip to Russia will take place from Friday 18 to Friday 25 August 2017. Flights, visas and food budget will cost approximately £750 each but the chess academy is kindly providing basic single room accommodation in their school building and a mini-bus to transport our group around the city.

 

 

  

Images from inside the chess academy at the Youth Sport Schools of Kalininsky, Saint Petersburg

To find the location of the Youth Sport Schools of Kalininsky on Google Maps, the address should be entered in the following format:

str. Bryantseva, d. 24, Saint Petersburg

Further information on the chess school can be found at www.dush2kalin.ru but it is all in Russian.

We had aimed to bring 10 players, but we've already got 12 already signed up for the trip:

 

Mikhail Pavlov

Player and Co-ordinator

Brendan Jamison

Player and Chess Coach

Edward Doak

16 year old school pupil

Ross Harris

Player and Chess Coach

Dexter Harris

8 year old school pupil

Adam Fitzsimons

8 year old school pupil

Dmitry Zelenchuk

Player

Daniil Zelenchuk

13 year old school pupil

Mark Newman

Player and Chess Coach

Adrian Dornford-Smith

Player

Barney McGahan

Player

John Bradley

Player

 

APPROXIMATE COSTINGS PER PLAYER FOR SAINT PETERSBURG TRIP

£291 Return flights from Belfast to Saint Petersburg

£9 Tourist Voucher

£100 Travel to Edinburgh or London to the Russian visa office

£100 Russian tourist visa (£90 visa + £10 for return of passport by post)

£150 Food

£100 Tickets for museums/palaces/concerts/operas

£000 Accommodation - single rooms provided free by school

£000 Transport - minibus provided free by chess school

£750 Total

 

PROGRESS STATUS

 

 

 Name

 

 

 Role

 

 Flights

 

 Tourist Voucher

 

 Visa

 1. Brendan Jamison  Chess Player  Booked  Received  
 2. Mikhail Pavlov  Chess Player  Booked  Not Required  
 3. Ross Harris  Chess Player  Booked    
 4. Dexter Harris  Chess Player  Booked    
 5. Mark Newman  Chess Player  Booked    
 6. Barney McGahan  Chess Player  Booked  Received  
 7. John Bradley  Chess Player  Booked  Received  
 8. Adrian Dornford-Smith  Chess Player  Booked  Received  
 9. Adam Fitzsimons  Chess Player  Booked    
 10. Brian Fitzsimons  Parent  Booked    
 11. Edward Doak  Chess Player      
 12. Jim Doak  Parent      
 13. Dmitry Zelenchuk  Chess Player    Not Required  
 14. Daniil Zelenchuk  Chess Player    Not Required  

 

Location of the chess academy at the Youth Sport Schools of Kalininsky, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Detailed location of the chess academy at the Youth Sport Schools of Kalininsky, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Front entrance to the chess academy at the Youth Sport Schools of Kalininsky, Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

 

KIROVSKY NEW YEAR TOURNAMENT

Kirovsky District Chess School, Saint Petersburg, Russia

January 7-10, 2017

Format: 9 round classic

Northern Ireland chess players Mikhail Pavlov and Brendan Jamison travelled to Russia in early January 2017 to play in the Kirovsky New Year Tournament. The Kirovsky District Chess Academy has over 1200 members and the duo played in the highest grading band (Section A) which contained 106 players upto grading 1900. Despite missing the first two rounds because they were flying into the city that day, Pavlov still scored an impressive 5.5/7, winning a trophy for highest placed international player. Meanwhile, Jamison ended on 5/7, the second highest scoring international player, and he was awarded a certificate.

Brendan Jamison and Mikhail Pavlov outside the playing venue for the Kirovsky New Year Tournament, January 2017

Brendan Jamison is Black in his first round game against 14 year old Mikhail at the Kirovsky New Year Tournament, 7 January 2017

Trophy Winner Mikhail Pavlov collects his award for the highest score by an international player at the Kirovsky New Year Tournament, January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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