Basquete de Leça Chess Club, with the support of Matosinhos City Council, Matosinhos Sport, Matosinhos and Leça da Palmeira Parish Council, Eng. Fernando Pinto de Oliveira Basic School, Portuguese Chess Federation (PCF) and Porto Chess Association, is organizing in Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos, Porto district, Portugal, in 2023, an Internacional Chess Tournament, called LEÇA CHESS OPEN – PORTUGAL 2023, that we’ll integrate the PCF’s Classical Chess Circuit “Portugal Chess Tour”.

This Tournament will be an annual and regular Chess Event, that is intended to be, from now on, a part of the Portuguese and the International Chess Calendar. LEÇA CHESS OPEN – PORTUGAL 2023 will take place from July 31st to August 6th, 2023, at Leça da Palmeira Sports Hall (Pavilhão Municipal de Leça da Palmeira) and will have 9 rounds.

The purpose of this Tournament is to promote Chess practice, to develop the interaction among the Chess Community and to provide the opportunity to experience our Leça da Palmeira’s magnificent environment and ocean shore.