The All India Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and Asian Chess Federation cordially invites Asian Federations to participate in the Asian Team Chess Championsip-2009 Men & Women to be conducted 20-29 December 2009 in Kolkata, India. Download invitation.
Here is the report of the inspection visit by the All India Chess Federation Joint Secretary.
Subject: Inspection report of the Asian Team Chess Championship to be held at Kolkata during Dec'09 to be organiesd by Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy.
VENUE : TOWN HALL, Kolkata
With historical background built by British Government in 1814 in a roman doric style of architecture.
Air Conditioned Big Hall with carpet & decoration with decent electrical fittings, spacious, good celing heights, car parking facilities, spacious staircase in two sides. Extra seminar hall. Situated in the heart of Kolkata. Adjacent to High Court, Assembly House, Eden Gardens, Netaji Indoor Stadium, 20 Kms. From Airport By car, 2 Kms. From Howrah Railway Station, 4 Kms. From Sealdah Railway Station, Well connected with Metro Rail, Circular Rail, minibuses, Govt.buses, private buses, taxies, waterway.
WEATHER : Cold & pleasant 15 degree to 25 degree C.
ACCOMODATION : I have visited Three (3) different hotels with the organizers, though it has not been finalized but according to Dibyendu Barua's version most likely it will be Hotel Pan Asia Continental, if they change they will go for a better one.
HOTEL PAN ASIA CONTINENTAL: 41/IF, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata- 700 028. ph No. 91 33 6612 2099 fax 91 33 2486 2099, WWW hotel Pan Asia continental.com. Semi Spacious rooms. WI/FI & All modern facilities with a restaurant good rooms. This Hotel is 7-8 Kms from Town Hall By car it will take 15-20 minutes to reach the venue.
All these hotels are good, small luxurious hotel chains. Wall to wall carpet, T.V. greaser, fridge, Telephone, decent washrooms. I think you can send the details of hotel of PAN ASIA CONTIENNTAL for approval. Kolkata is a jam prone city, so the players should start earlier to avoid zero tolerance. The organizer will provide local transport.
UDAYAN KANTI GHOSH
ALL INDIA CHESS FEDERATION