The organising committee

Børge Robertsen - Administrative Director

Kjersti Vikør - Chief Operating Manager


Lene Hansen
Marketing Manager

Jan Sigmund Berglund
Event Coordinator

Vijitha Hegna
Marketing Assistant

Anders Snellingen
Marketing Assistant

PR & communications

Jarle Heitmann
Communications and PR Manager

Morgan Lillegård
Press Officer

Ingvild Brox Kielland
Communications Advisor

Astri Edvardsen
Communications Advisor


Henry Leeves
Venue Manager

Siri Børs Lind
Assistant Venue Manager


Ignatius Leong
Tournament Director

Morten Sand
Deputy Tournament Director


Andreas Buunk
Economy Manager

Jenny Sørensen
Back Office/Visa Coordinator

Event service

Eirin Hammari
Event Services Coordinator

Marte Gravem Isaksen
Volunteer Manager

Kema Goryeva
Registration and Accreditation Coordinator

Eirik Tonstad
Congress Coordinator

Therese Sørensen
Logistics Coordinator

Kenneth Pedersen
Accommodation Coordinator

Corporate address:

Storgata 5-13
Municipality: TROMSØ

Postal address:

c/o Tromsø Kommune
P.O. Box 6900

HRH Crown Prince becomes Patron of the Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014

“This means a huge amount to us and really puts the Chess Olympiad on the map,” says Chairman of the Board, Herman Kristoffersen. “We know that the Crown Prince’s role will have a major impact on the prestige of the Chess Olympiad, both nationally and particularly internationally.”

Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014, Tromsø City Council and Troms County Council jointly wrote a letter requesting royal patronage, dated November 5th, 2011. In a letter to the Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014, the Royal House confirmed that Haakon, the Crown Prince, had accepted the invitation to be the Patron of the Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014.

Few events receive royal patronage, and such patronage functions as a recognition of organisations and events within important sectors of the community.

With more than 150 participating countries, the Chess Olympiad is the world’s fourth largest sporting event. It is estimated that around 1500 chess players will participate in the championship and Tromsø 2014 has the ambition of gaining 100 million unique website viewers during the championship. The Chess Olympiad runs from August 1-14, 2014.

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Jarle Heitmann
Communications and PR Manager
M: (+47) 909 34 850

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For help or media and press-related questions during the Chess Olympiad please contact Communications and PR Manager Jarle Heitmann.

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