torsdag 11. mars 2021

We move to October 2021


These are indeed demanding times for chess organizers as well as chess players. We have until now been waiting and hoping for some miracle, making it possible after all to run our beloved Easter tournament as planned from March 28 to April 4 2021. Unfortunately it turns out, due to travel restrictions and other covid regulations, that this is impossible. Not a happy move to make, but still the only legal move in our current position.

Cancellation for us is still not an alternative. Like last year, we will postpone our tournament until the Norwegian autumn holiday. New dates will be October 10 to October 17, and we very much hope they can fit into your schedule. Hopefully most problems related to travels from other European countries to Norway then will be solved and the 2021 edition should be the largest and strongest Fagernes tournament so far. The tournament concept will be the same as planned for Easter. The tournament web page has already been updated. We are open for registrations and intend to publish the first list of players for the October tournament on April 2.

As we believe it will be very important to come back with title qualifying over-the-board tournaments as soon as possible after the covid crisis, we plan for 2022 to organize one international tournament for the Easter holiday AND one for the autumn holiday.

fredag 9. oktober 2020

Welcome to 
Fagernes Chess International!


The tournament is played at the major Norwegian Chess Hotel Scandic Valdres
at Fagernes, 187 km north of Oslo.
Main organizer is Hans Olav Lahlum in cooperation with Innlandet Sjakkrets.

Hans Olav Lahlum



Hans Olav Lahlum (born 1973) is a well known Norwegian chess player, chess organizer and chess TV commentator, having the titles of International Organizer (IO) and International Arbiter (IA) from the World Chess Federation FIDE. 

Lahlum organized numerous international tournaments at Gausdal 1999-2008, Oslo 2011-2014 and Fagernes 2014-2020. 

He has also been chief arbiter in many other large tournaments including the Norwegian championships 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 og 2019.