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Adding Weight to the Pieces

In windy areas, the pieces may need to have added weight. This is done using the removable plug underneath each piece.

The water-tight plug is removed using a spanner which comes with each set and then sand or water can be put inside.

You will be supplied with the plug spanner with the delivery of your set.

plug spanner edith removing plug

A funnel will help you avoid making a mess. You can make a simple home-made one using a 2 litre plastic soda bottle by doing the following:

Cut off the top and the bottom of the bottle with a strong pair of scissors. Make sure to cut off the top so that it sits well in the hole at the bottom of the chess piece.

top off bottom off

and you have a funnel! 

et voila ! position

All that's left is to pour in the sand...

pour in sand