FIDE Student Ratings - now live
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 20:43
The Student Rating System went live recently. Slovenian players are powering ahead, but maybe that is because Slovenia is so far the only country to rate their players' games.

Any and all games that involve at least one player with a Student Rating can be rated - the more the better. There are no fees payable for rating Student Member games. Games are rated immediately that they are entered into the system. The games are entered by project coordinators.

We want you to have as many of your games rated as possible. They don't have to be played in official tournaments, with clocks. Members can have any school games rated, but for that it is necessary to find a teacher who is prepared to enter the results.

If you are a Premium Student Member (€ 10 per year membership at, you get an initial rating right away. Go to the Rating page on the psm web site (access is restricted to Premium Student Members only) and you can select whatever group you want to see on the ladder.

Here you can see the top of the ladder for Under-10s. 
Saturday, 10 March 2012 09:40

Our Chess in Schools - Our Global Future promotional booklet has a couple of pages devoted to sponsors and sponsorshhip.


Sponsors like to see returns. Just take a look at the number of 'page views' that Rosneft got from their sponsorship.

Looking for local sponsors in your own country? Our simple guide to sponsorship is part of the CiS Handbook (click the Documents link on the left). Even if you don't understand Slovenian, you may find their sponsorship leaflet gives you some useful ideas as well (it's easy to understand the ideas behind the various headings). [update 2012.0804]

We are pleased to welcome our first ever global sponsor of CiS. Rosneft, 75% state owned, is the leader of Russia’s petroleum industry, and ranks among the world’s top publicly traded oil and gas companies. The Company is primarily engaged in exploration and production of hydrocarbons, production of petroleum products and petrochemicals, and marketing of outputs. 


Rosneft and World Chess Federation Sign Partnership Agreement for Chess in Schools Programme

Under the agreement, Rosneft will be involved in World Chess Federation international educational projects to encourage children and teenagers to play chess. Cooperation envisages seminars and training sessions in schools, as well as educational conferences. Rosneft will focus on providing comprehensive support for young Russian chess players. 

Rosneft's involvement in the Chess in Schools programme demonstrates the Company's commitment to international social responsibility standards and specifically to supporting Russian and international educational programmes.

You can read more about Rosneft here .

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 August 2014 21:32
ECU CiS - Good news, bad news
Friday, 09 March 2012 17:06
ecu_cis_epThe ECU's Chess in School campaign at the European Parliament is reaching its climax. If you don't know about the campaign, you can read about it here or on the ECU site.

Good news 

The deadline for MEPs to sign the declaration is just a few days away (March 15), but 377 MEPs have already signed up. Only 3 more are needed, although it is hoped that more than 400 will have signed by the end of Thursday.

Bad news 

Well, disappointing news rather than really bad. It had been thought that the requisite number of signatures would see the Chess in School programme adopted Europe wide, almost automatically. However a recent comment on ChessBase News is a bit of a let-down.

Algeria - developments
Thursday, 01 March 2012 07:43
On 21-22 February the FIDE President had a working visit to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. During the meeting with the National Education Minister Mr. Aboubekeur Benbouzid the FIDE President discussed the introduction of chess in schools.

alg_minister_of_education_2 Pilot projects began more than a year ago. The Minister, who has about 20 years' experience, said that he is ready to support the project. It was agreed that in the nearest future an agreement on cooperation between FIDE, the Ministry of National Education and the Algerian chess federation will be signed. Mr. Benbouzid asked FIDE to assist in the organization of chess seminars and the provision of methodological support, assisting training of trainers and teachers and allowing the workers of the Ministry to learn from the positive experience of other countries. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov promised that Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici, the President of the Turkish chess federation and the Chairman of Chess in Schools Commission will visit Algeria to discuss the plan. 

African Continental President Lakhdar Mazouz, Minister Aboubekeur Benbouzid, Mme Taous Ameyar, FIDE President.

NEW FIDE web sites - Resources for federations, lots for kids
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:12
Federations, do you want more resources? Parents, do you want your children to play chess?
Children, do you want a rating? Do you want to be on the same ladder as World Champion Anand?

Student Member web site - NEW - in 9 languages  At register children for educational material and monthly newsletter - FREE


Premium Student Member web site - NEW - in 9 languages At upgrade to Premium for just 10 euros - kids get RATING and much more


Please take a closer look (especially federation officials) at the CiS Manifesto and Roadmap (click on Read More to read it here or download it) to find answers to your questions: What is Student Membership? How will your federation benefit?

Gens Una Sumus, We Are One Family
   our children are our future! 

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