Over £2,000 raised at the Yellobric Chessboxing Ball – thanks for your support!
The Yellobric Chessboxing Ball was staged at the Chelsea Old Town Hall on May 16th 2014. The event showcased the sport being described as “the bi-athlon of 21st Century” featuring contestants hand-picked from the world’s leading chessboxers. The smartest and toughest athletes on the globe battled in the ring and waged war on the board in fornt of 260 screaming fans.
Not only did the event raise a huge amount of cash but it will also be featured on a Brazilian sports channel R7 on Saturday the 31st May.
Chessboxing is a combination sport in which participants contest alternating rounds of chess and boxing. Winner is by knockout or checkmate. Chessboxing was brought to life in 2001 by Dutch graphic novelist Lepe Rubingh. The first World Championship of Chess Boxing was held in 2003 in Amsterdam, and is now part of the World Chess Boxing Organization whose motto is “Fighting is done in the ring and wars are waged on the board.” Oh, they are so clever!