An exceptional event not to be missed!
The twelfth edition of the International Blitz Open is shaping up to be a grandiose event, which will take place in the heart of the charming village of Quenza, nestled in the splendid landscape of the Alta Rocca (South Corsica). This remarkable competition will take place on Sunday, July 7 and will include 9 rounds of 5 mn +3s.
20 000 € of prizes!
This popular competition is endowed with 20 000 € of prizes, and this, without registration fees! Expected by a large audience, this event is not only a great sporting event, but also a real party!
Exceptional! Quenza welcomes multiple world champion on July 6 and 7
Chess has always evolved in the same way as international realities… Today, India is the most populous country in the world, with 1 billion 400 million inhabitants, and has also become the leading chess power. Vishy Anand has a lot to do with this. A national hero, he loves Corsica and the Corsicans adore him. The vice-president of the FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs) will be a special guest at the Quenza 2024 tournament.
In addition to this emblematic figure, many other Grand Masters and international Masters will be present, including the multi-champion of France, Laurent Fressinet, Maxime Lagarde champion of France 2019, the Franco-Iranian feminine Grand Master Mitra Hejazipour, and many other renowned players who constitute a unique opportunity for amateurs to measure themselves against the world elite.
What’s more, an exceptional endowment of prizes in kind, including over €9,000 and the coveted Alta Rocca “prizutti”, promises to attract a wide audience of amateur players, young and old alike.
Solid partnerships for a major event
The organization of this major event relies on solid partnerships, including one with 6e Sens Immobilier, a company committed to supporting cultural and sporting initiatives that enrich local life. We would like to express our deep gratitude for their essential support in implementing an exemplary socio-educational initiative.
Our thanks also go to the Mayor of Quenza, Roselyne Balesi, and her municipal council, who have given their full support to this initiative. A reception will be organized in honor of participants and village residents. A marquee will be erected for the occasion.
You can register online now, free of charge, until Friday, July 6 at 5pm. Registration will also be possible on site on Sunday, July 7 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, on the church square. The first round will start at 11:15 am and the awards ceremony will take place at 5:00 pm.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to take part in a memorable event. We look forward to seeing you in Quenza to celebrate the 13th edition of the International Blitz Open!