PCU Chess

PCU INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY CHESS CUP

CHESS CUP 2019

Welcome to the Chess Cup

PCU INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY CHESS CUP
The PCU International University Chess Cup ensures a free chess and events program for students from universities and university colleges worldwide. The main objective is to offer students a platform where chess is considered as a valuable instrument to develop international interaction and experience, with emphasis on Fair Play and Universal Friendship. The PCU International University Chess Cup is organized from 6 to 8 December 2019 in Antwerp (Belgium), the 1st edition welcomes 16 players in a Rapid Chess tournament over 3 days.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONCEPT AND HOST CITY
The PCU International University Chess Cup is a yearly chess tournament for universities and colleges worldwide, organized by the University of Antwerp with the assistance of the Chess League Antwerp and endorsed by the PCU Committee.
The host city Antwerp is the economic capital of Belgium and the largest and most important city of Flanders, the Dutch speaking federal region of Belgium. The city center has a population of 521,825 inhabitants, the metropolitan area over 1.1 million inhabitants and the Greater Antwerp Area over 1.8 million inhabitants. Internationally, Antwerp is the largest diamond trade centre in the world, passing New York and Mumbai. In addition Antwerp is the second largest port of Europe after Rotterdam. Finally, the Antwerp Fashion Academy is considered one of the best in the world, ensuring the highest concentration of fashion shops and flagship stores within Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. On a sports level, Antwerp hosted the Olympic Games in 1920 and was the European Capital of Sport in 2013. The city also welcomed 4 FISU world university championships and many international interuniversity championships.

 

PARTNERS

 

University of Antwerp