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Run Riot London Chessboxing Championship at the Scala

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Time 18:00
Date 10/09/11
Price £15

This'll be THE Greatest Show On Earth! Run Riot team up with London Chessboxing to present the biggest tournament the UK has ever seen! Ding dong!

Run Riot are punching the sky with excitement to be presenting in association with London Chessboxing their biggest ever International Tournament and after-party at the Scala on Saturday, 10th September - and this year will feature an historical first: Women contenders!
Witness the best night of chessboxing featuring five scheduled bouts. The Main Event being the heavyweight title decider, along with Undercard bouts,  including the historic first ever female chessboxing bout. Live commentary provided by International Master Malcolm Pein and the giant digital screen means you won’t miss a move.
This momentous tournament is gearing up to be an unforgettable evening of face-punching, knight-jumping, Queen sliding action where you'll watch the contenders go head to head in this battle of intellect and brawn.
MAIN EVENT
Bobby Fischer Belt, Heavyweight Decider
Andrew 'Man Mountain' McGregor Vs Hubert 'The Wardrobe' Van Melick
UNDERCARD
Women's Middleweight Decider
Emma Richardson Vs Kath Dodson

PLUS
"Danger" Ben Robinson Vs Mark Lech
Chris Levy Vs Mike 'The Bedforshire Bull' Botteley

 

AFTER PARTY
Run Riot will be hosting the after party with the punchy London Chessboxing team. Expect the notorious David Piper to play inglorious music to shake your pert booty to! Plus La Horrox and friends will entertain you into the early hours at this magnificent event! Dress code? Off course - see below!


Run Riot have been a massive fan of Chessboxing since 2008, when we first witnessed the fitness of founder Tim Woolgar delivering his punch with calculated strategy. Chessboxing is the ultimate sport where the winner must float like a butterfly and sting like a bee during alternating rounds of boxing, then chess. The winner is the first to beat the opponent in either the ring or on the board - so you have to flex your muscle on all accounts!

 

DRESS CODE

Are you the Brain or the Braun? Mind or Muscle? Geek or Freak? Which tribe will you align yourself with? For the brainboxes think Carol Vorderman, Hermione Granger, Velma, Peter Parker, Mark Zuckerberg, Napoleon Dynamite, the IT crowd, librarian chic, science lab style and nerd couture. For the muscle, think Rocky, Muhammed Ali, Arnold Scwarzenegger, vintage boxing garb, superheroes and strongmen. Or if you're feeling inventive, come as a chess piece yourself a la Alice in Wonderland-the red queen? The black knight? We're all mad here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COMPETITION: WIN a free taster session (you, plus one) at the London Chessboxing Gym as well as 1x Pair of tickets to attend the tournament at the Scala on Saturday, 10th September. The competition is open to both men and women, you must be 18 or over.
To claim your tickets, send an email to Vienna at competitions@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ box. The winner will be randomly selected.
Q: Within the Chessboxing community there is much dispute over the origins of this hybrid sport. Run Riot is in support of the London Chessboxing verdict, that it was first conceived in 1978 - by whom?
A: .1) Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh .2) French artist Enki Bilal .3) London brothers Stewart and James Robinson .4) Russian mathematics student Nikolai Sazhin

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LINKS

London Chessboxing (Official site): http://londonchessboxing.com
Scala  / Event Details / Tickets: http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=1644

Read the Run Riot Interview with Founder Tim Woolgar, wriiten by Anne Kapranos

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