♟️🥊 Chess it isn’t, boxing it ain’t. But chessboxing it most definitely is. Pugilism and cerebralism go glove in glove as London Chessboxing stages its latest show: St Patrick’s Day Bash. Tickets are on sale.
Nerd-fighting or the ultimate sporting challenge of the 21st Century? Chessboxing (full intro below) has been described as both but tonight you can decide for yourself at The Dome in north London. Whatever the verdict this sporting mash-up will make for an unforgettable night out.
After the success of ‘Oktoberfist’ – when a packed house witnessed Cameron ‘Hurt Locker’ Little claim the British heavyweight title against Toby ‘Slowby’ White in a duel for the ages – London Chessboxing made a celebrated Christmas return with ‘Season’s Beatings’ and tonight the action promises to be no less intense at its St Patrick’s Day Bash.
Chessboxers from around the globe due to descend on this celebrated venue in Tufnell Park in north London to duke it out to be the brainest and brawniest. St Patrick’s Day dress is recommended so you can raise a beer in style to celebrate the weirdest sporting biathlon of all time.
Top of the bill tonight is a world middleweight title fight. Full details to include fighters on the undercard will appear here as soon as announced.
Stand by for another night of high octane cerebral meets fistic action, otherwise know as the ultimate test of brain and brawn. Tickets for a night of London Chessboxing are strictly limited and a sell-out is highly likely. So jab now and book your place now for a night of sporting entertainment that quite simply has to be seen to be believed.
🗝️ Doors open: 6pm.
♟️🥊 First bout: 7.30pm.
🎟️ Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets‘ link.
🎟️ Tickets on the gate subject to availability. Checking the London Chessboxing Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.
🚊 🚗 Travel tips: Heading to the venue via public transport is recommended. The Dome is located opposite Tufnell Park tube station and just a five minute walk from Kentish Town tube and mainline station, while Gospel Oak station is a 10 minutes away. If driving there is parking located in circumference of the venue and that is allowed on single yellow lines after 6:30pm in the week and after 1.30pm on Saturdays. Parking bays are also located around the venue. Lastly, there are two taxi ranks located within a block of the venue.
What is Chessboxing: Chessboxing adds the thrills and spills of speed chess to the strategic and tactical challenges of traditional boxing, creating a mind-bending hybrid sport that has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
The ultimate battle of brain and brawn. Two opponents play a round of speed chess followed by a round of boxing, with one minute in between rounds. They continue to alternate between the two with the chess game becoming ever more challenging as the physical battle takes its toll. The winner is decided by checkmate or knockout.