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20th BCC Open Magazine
Courtesy of TCEB (Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau), Srisook Dance Theatre performed a beautiful northern Thai dance show with a chess theme.
The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) continues to shape the business events industry of Thailand with exceptional acumen and effective solutions. With a robust service support system and innovative approaches to co-create distinctive programs for the organisers, TCEB is redefining the MICE landscape to maintain Thailand’s impact as a top Asian business destination.
Established by Royal Decree in 2002, the government agency is tasked with promoting and developing the business tourism sector in Thailand. Since 2004, TCEB has successfully established the country as Asia’s largest business events hub, by providing amenable service support for MICE programs.
The elephant is the symbol of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern capital. We have partnered with the amazing organisation Elephant Parade which was set up to help the plight of Thailand’s elephants after an exploding land mine maimed a baby elephant.
Mosha was just 7 months old when she suffered a landmine injury whilst walking near the Burmese border. This severe injury led to the loss of her leg under her knee which, unfortunately, puts extreme strain on the other three limbs and her spine as she continues to grow.
MOSHA WAS THE FIRST ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD TO RECEIVE & USE A PROSTHETIC LEG FUNCTIONALLY.
With the help of the prosthetic leg, she is able to walk, but requires a new mould every year that she grows. Elephants grow every year up to 20 years of age. These new fittings are a large effort and expense as they require continued pioneering in a new area of elephant and veterinary medicine.
MUSEUM, WORKSHOP & TOUR
Elephant Parade has opened the gates of Elephant Parade Land to the public. Guests can visit their museum, movie room and library, enjoy a behind the scenes tour of our production studio and see the garden filled with colourful life-size baby elephant statues.
They want to tell the story of Elephant Parade’s 10+ year existence, share their mission to protect the endangered Asian elephant and the conservation projects that they support.
It is an excellent option for an outing away from chess.
Check out their website at www.elephantparade.com
We are excited to announce our long-awaited anniversary tournament – 20th Bangkok Chess Club Open – to be held between 22-30 October 2022 at the ‘northern capital of Thailand’ Chiang Mai, at the beautiful, 5-star Shangri-La Chiang Mai Hotel
Chiang Mai is a charming city – you could spend your whole vacation just exploring the famous city center, where the remains of ancient walls encircle over 30 temples, and if you are feeling more adventurous, the nearby mountains are also very beautiful.
Our 20th Anniversary tournament will see some small changes to our earlier format, so please read the tournament regulations carefully:
It is great to see that travelling and over-the-board chess are slowly returning to normality. We will follow all health and travel related regulations from the Thai government and local Chiang Mai authorities. You can find updated Thailand entry regulations for foreign arrivals from ThaiEmbassy.com, or check the entry requirements from the website of the nearest Thai Embassy.
Please book the dates on your calendar!
See you soon in Thailand!