We are happy to announce that this year’s Belgian Championships will be a chess festival. As such, the program includes plenty of side events. We thank our sponsors and partners for making this possible!


The list below is still subject to change.

Date Time* Event Location
Fr 05/07/2024 Evening Opening Ceremony Town Hall, Grote Markt **
Evening VIP Simul GM Daniel Dardha Town Hall, Grote Markt **
Sa 06/07/2024 Afternoon Mass Simul Grote Markt **
Su 07/07/2024 Afternoon Chessboxing Grote Markt **
Evening Pub Crawl Various pubs
Mo 08/07/2024 Morning Academy – Session 1 Sint-Gummaruscollege
Evening Bughouse Chess Championship Sint-Gummaruscollege
Tu 09/07/2024 Morning Academy – Session 2 Sint-Gummaruscollege
Evening Movie Night “The Royal Game” Sint-Gummaruscollege
We 10/07/2024 Morning Guided City Walk Town Hall, Grote Markt (start)
Th 11/07/2024 Morning Academy – Session 3 Sint-Gummaruscollege
Fr 12/07/2024 Morning Academy – Session 4 Sint-Gummaruscollege
Evening Blitz Chess Championship Sint-Gummaruscollege
Sa 13/07/2024 Evening BBQ Evening Sint-Gummaruscollege
Su 14/07/2024 Evening Closing Reception Sint-Gummaruscollege

*Exact time subject to change.

** as the European Championship matches of the Belgian Red Devils are broadcasted live on big screen at the Grote Markt, it’s possible that the side events of either Friday 5 July or Saturday 6 July will be moved to a different location, depending on when the Red Devils play their quarter final match.