Poland - Education through Chess in School - Warsaw Final
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 18:38
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On 20th June 2015 at the National Stadium in Warsaw was held the II Final Tournament of the national project "Education through Chess in School". The project is implemented in classes I-III of the primary schools through Polish Chess Federation with the support of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, Ministry of Education and local authorities. The competition was the summary of this year's edition of the project and were attended by 356 children from 71 teams representing 62 schools from across Poland.

The European Parliament.took high patronage of the competition. Polish Chess Federation partners in this project were the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, Ministry of Education, the Mayor of Warsaw, the mBank Foundation and Mazowieckie Railways.

The ceremonial opening of the final tournament was graced by the presence of the President of the European Chess Union Zurab Azmaiparashvili and representatives of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, Polish Chess Federation and the authorities of the City of Warsaw.

In the three halls of the Conference Centre at the National Stadium youngsters played six rounds of the Swiss system with time control of 15 minutes per player per game. Tournament participants competed in six age groups divided for girls and boys. The sum of points gained by every player of the team determined the place of the school in the team classification.
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The first three positions were taken by: Primary School No. 3, Bogatynia, Primary School No. 1, Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski and Primary School No. 11, Suwalki.

Team classification:

Individual classification:
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Our thanks to GM Piotr Murdzia for this report. The photos (lo-res) are a small selection of those (Hi-res) at

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