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December 17th, 2003

For those strong brains

The new sport that’s sure to sweep the nation: Chess Boxing, where contestants alternate between a round of chess and a round of boxing, up to 11 rounds. The chess portion follows FIDE rules while the boxing portion follows AIBA rules. Winners are determined on a points basis and special rules exist for blind or visually handicapped players (!).

You can view some pictures from an event, read the rules (PDF), or find out about the motivation behind chess boxing.

I wonder if this movie was an inspiration.

Posted in Just Plain Odd

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday December 17, 2003 -- 10:20:17 am
That has to be the dumbest idea for a "sport" that I have ever heard. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off for a laser tag tournament.

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday December 17, 2003 -- 10:56:58 am
Checkers - basketball anybody?
How about Croquet - Golf?
Water Polo - real polo?

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday December 17, 2003 -- 12:18:29 pm
I can't help but think of Jeff Foxworthy talking about rednecks organizing the1996 Olympics in Atlanta..

"They're gonna have to cancel water polo after the first 2 or 3 horses drown.."

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