100th anniversary of the Silesian Uprising

The Third Silesian Uprising

On the night of May 2 to the 3rd of 1921, Poles living in Silesia, led by Wojciech Korfanty, took up arms for the third time as they did not want to accept the unfair division of Silesia that the plebiscite carried out on March 20, 1921. The fights lasted two months – the insurgents managed to take over almost the entire plebiscite area. The most significant battles took place near the Św. Anna mountain. As a result of this upheaval, the Council of Ambassadors decided on a more favorable division of Silesia for Poland: 29 percent of the land and 46 percent of the population, Additionally, the industrial cities: Katowice, Świętochłowice, Pszczyna as well as 53 mines and 9 steel plants were awarded to Poland.

Let’s remember the participants of the Silesian Uprisings!

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European Blitz and Chess Championship

Katowice, 17-19.12.2021

Dear participants,

European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship are being organized according to the following sanitary protocol.

  • All people who are entering Spodek Sports Hall (playing venue) should have a valid UE COVID certificate (printed or as a digital file).
  • Unvaccinated people should be ready to present a negative COVID PCR test made not earlier than 72 hours before entering the building or antigen test made not earlier than 24 hours before entering the building.
  • Every person present inside Spodek Sports Hall should be ready to present a certificate or a negative COVID test.
  • All players should use hand sanitizer when entering the building. Organizer will provide hand sanitizers to all participants.
  • By entering to the building person agrees to have his/her temperature measured
  • It is forbidden to enter Spodek for all people who are quarantiened or having symptoms of the  SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • Everyone has to use masks. Mask should cover nose and mouth. It is allowed not to have a mask by players and arbiters during the round. After finishing the game, player should wear a mask.

European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship 2021.

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