Francophonie tournament - Quebec City - Aug 12-20

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  • Francophonie tournament - Quebec City - Aug 12-20

    This tournament is in addition to the Canadian/Quebec Open to be held in Laval July 13-18, and the tentatively announced Maplewood Invitational July 19-25 )Waterloo QC - near Montreal)..

    Here's a quick Google translate:

    "It is with great pleasure that I officially announce that the 10th International Francophone Chess Meeting will take place this summer, from August 12 to 20 in Quebec City.

    The Francophonie championship, which includes classical games and blitzes, will take place at Université Laval's Maurice Pollack Pavilion. This pavilion, originally built in the 1950s and renovated in 2018, now forms a complex with the Alphonse-Desjardins Pavilion. It pays tribute to Maurice Pollack, a businessman and philanthropist from the Quebec City area, whose foundation was instrumental in its construction. Equipped with a multifunctional room, the Grand Salon, which can accommodate up to 900 people, this venue will offer an ideal setting for the competition.

    As for the rapid game championship, it will take place at the mythical Château Frontenac, a historic luxury hotel located in the Old Quebec district. Overlooking the St. Lawrence River from Dufferin Terrace, this establishment was built in 1892 and opened in 1893 and designated a national historic site of Canada in 1981. Its castle-style architecture, inspired by the French Renaissance and the castles of the Loire, gives it an incomparable charm. Operated and managed by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, this 5-star hotel promises a unique and memorable experience.

    The last three days of the RIDEF will also be dedicated to the celebrations of the FIDE centenary. A rich programme of entertainment is planned, making this event an unforgettable moment not to be missed.

    All the necessary information will be widely disseminated in the coming days, and the tournament website is being finalized.

    Patrick Van Hoolandt"