Rabobank IJmond partner of Tata Steel Chess Tournament


Rabobank IJmond has become location partner of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. During the first week of the chess tournament Rabobank will, in collaboration with the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, organise various event in the Rabobank IJmond Stadium of Telstar. The stadium will host the chess simultaneous for youth as well as events for employees and business relations. 

 “The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is the biggest chess tournament in the world and is known as the ‘Wimbledon of chess’”, says Jakob Klompien, chairman of the board at Rabobank IJmond. “The chess tournament creates a connection and enforces our vision to position the IJmond as a region where it’s pleasurable to live, work and enjoy yourself. From 14 until 20 January we will change the Rabobank IJmond Stadium into a chess temple with chess tournaments for all elementary schools in the IJmond and a knowledge session on strategic thinking.

“We use the chess tournament as a tool to create connection in the IJmons and the cities we visit with Tata Steel Chess on Tour”, says Myra Rooselaar, chairwoman of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. “This makes Rabobank IJmond a perfect match for us. Our partnership will enable us to extend the CSR activities connected to the Tata Steel Chess Tournament even further.”

Youth simultaneous event

The youth simultaneous event during the 81st edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament is held on Wednesday January 16th 2019 in the Telstar Stadium and starts at 14.00. Schools wanting to register students can do so by emailing elske.hoving@tatasteeleurope.com.

[photo: Jakob Klompien (Chairman of the board Rabobank IJmond) and Sytske Seyffert (director of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Tata Steel in Europa) in the Telstar Stadion]