CiS Council meeting in Konya
Friday, 17 July 2015 10:40
tsf img 4770FIDE’s Chess in Schools Commission held its Council meeting (1-2 July) during the European Schools Chess Championship held in Konya.

Commission Chairman Kevin O'Connell (Ireland) was assisted by Secretary Sainbayar Tserendorj (Mongolia) and Council Members Tshepo Sitali (Botswana), Christos Pilalis (Greece) and Ravindra Dongre (India). Other invited attendees: Secretary of CiS Higher Education & Research and President of the International School Chess Union, Alexander Kostyev and Jose Francisco Suarez Roca (Spain).

Several presentations were made on the first day, including one by Turkish Chess Federation Board Member Kasim Yekeler, informing Council members about the great work and enormous achievements of the Turkish Federation in our area of chess in schools (and pre-schools!).

Pictured, left to right: Kostyev, Pilalis, O’Connell, Suarez, Sitale, Dongre, Tserendorj.

The second day was given over to the lengthy agenda, a delightful excursion to the Rumi mausoleum, the European Schools Championships closing ceremony and prize presentation (under-15 Open winners shown below)  

and a closing dinner with TSF and ECU officials.

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