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Slovak Schools Rapid Chess Championship 2013/2014
Friday, 27 December 2013 10:32
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The town of Ruzomberok, for the 2nd time in row, has hosted the final tournament Slovak Primary Schools Rapid Chess Championship. Organizational team of the Chess Club Ruzomberok around Marek Zelnicky had managed difficult task for grade A with three stars. This is also the number of them on place where the event has been held. Thus there was *** Hotel Kultura with its areas of saloon and atrium that participants used for the play and rest. Besides bad snowy roads, all 60 registered participants arrived in advance (!) and I am confident about no one was upset, when coming home. After all, every participant brought home certifications of participation and gift prizes as a memory for the event. Lunch and refreshments were given to all players but accompanying persons as well.
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The Birth of CiS Comission
Monday, 16 December 2013 17:41

Paladino2013 was a year full of Chess in Schools activities, and it comes to an end with numerous meetings and conferences on chess in schools in many parts of the world. For sure, there will be even more to come in 2014, but right now we would like to remember the history of FIDE CiS Comission and Nicola Palladino, the founder of the CiS movement. 

We thank Adolivio Capece, press officer of the Italian Chess Federation, for the information he sent us.  

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Chess and Education Conference in London
Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:58
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There will be a Chess and Education conference in London during the London Chess Classic.

The conference takes place 7-8 December.

The title is:
Successes and Challenges
Improving School Chess Practice,
Research and Strategy

You can download the flyer . There are more details at http://www.londonchessclassic.com/conference/index.htm including details of the programme, the speakers and how to register and pay for entry. Regrettably, we will not be present.
 
CiS in USA
Monday, 21 October 2013 11:40
nash3CiS Commission member Jerry Nash reports on CiS developments in the USA.

Click on "Reports' in the left-hand menu to go to it.

Of special note is the link to a video of teacher training in East Baton Rouge.
 
Chess in Schools - Our Global Future
Sunday, 06 October 2013 14:51
Chess in Schools - Our Global Future.

A completely new (2014) edition is ready for distribution in Tromso.

scroll down the page (after Read More) to read it. It will soon be available for download from the Documents & FAQ page.
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Our main promotional booklet. 48 pages (+4 page cover).

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It gives the basics of chess in schools. The whys, wherefors, etc. 


The 2012 first edition of the booklet may be downloaded (74mb) from here. 

The couple of pages on chess as 'educational cutlery' is an important hook upon which to hang any chess in schools presentation made to educators and administrators.


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