Informal KWA get-together during the Tata Steel chess tournament

Several KWA members have mentioned that they will attend the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee, during the second weekend (January 21st and 22nd). They thereby follow a long standing tradition. In the ‘rich’ years of the tournament the organisers provided a dedicated space in the commentator’s tent for the KWA to meet. Unfortunately those years have gone and we had to improvise to come together, with varying success. Thanks to the efforts of our honarary member Jurgen Stigter, Jozias Hillenkamp of the Raindropchess company ( has offered to the KWA the meeting space in their chess shop La Baliza in Wijk aan Zee. This shop is only open during the tournament. There will a bar available for snacks and drinks as well.

On Saturday January 21st KWA members are invited to meet at 15:00 hours (3 PM) in La Baliza, Zwaanstraat 16-18, Wijk aan Zee.

Please note: Because of the necessary preparation Jozias Hillenkamp is asking how many members he can expect. Those of you who intend to join in La Baliza on Saturday afternoon, are hereby requested to inform Bob van de Velde latest by Wednesday January 18th:
or +31 6 20444864.

The map below shows how to walk from the tournament hall De Moriaan (=A), Dorpsduinen 4, to the chess shop in De Zwaanstraat (=B).

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