Teaching Materials
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:05
literature_pw_reads_book-telic-jf0028-4We are updating the materials across the site.

The most important recent additions are in the Teaching Materials section (click on the Teaching Materials link on the left). They include:

The first year class book by Dr Kulaç. This is a freely downloadable file (30mb pdf) in English. French and Arabic versions are ready and will follow shortly.

A Teacher Guide by Dr Kulaç. Freely downloadable (3mb pdf). In English, it is intended for use by teachers working with his first year class book. The French translation is complete and will be available soon. That will be followed by Arabic.

Planet Chess by FST O'Connell. This is a simple introductory guide for beginners. It is intended for use by children, younger ones will need to work with an adult. This has already been translated into almost all major languages (including Arabic, French, German, Russian, Spanish...) and those versions will soon be available on this site.

A 14-page glossary of chess terms which should prove useful to student, teachers and parents alike.
Paraguay completes legislation for chess in schools
Sunday, 16 March 2014 12:23

paraguayflag'I am pleased to announce that today, March 13, 2014 the inclusion of Chess in the school curriculum of Basic and Secondary Education across the country was finally approved in both chambers of our Parliament.' (Victor Oxley, Draft Legislative Counsel)

These matters take time and there is still one more step - the President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, must sign the legislation. Hopefully, that will be a formality.


25/10/2012: The Honourable House of Representatives of the nation declares interest of education and sports chess (proposed by Rep. Juan Antonio Denis member of the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of Paraguay).

19/03/2013: The Honourable House of Representatives of the nation approves the bill "to include chess in the school curriculum of basic education and media in the education system of paraguay" (proposed by Rep. Juan Antonio Denis member Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of Paraguay).

paraguayfed27/06/2013: The Honourable Senate approves the bill "to include chess in the school curriculum of basic education and media in the education system of Paraguay" with amendments.

09/10/2013: The Honourable House of Representatives of the nation rejects the amendment by the Senate (proposed by Rep. Juan Bartolome Ramirez Brizuela Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of Paraguay).

03/13/2014: The Honourable Senate approves the bill "to include chess in the curriculum of school education and media in the basic education system of Paraguay" the original text of the Honourable Deputies Chamber.

So, the way is almost clear for the roll-out to begin. 

FIDE Chess In Schools Commission Meeting at Lahore 25th February 2014
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:56

On the invitation of Pakistan Chess Federation FIDE Vice President and Chairman Chess In Schools Commission Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici visited Pakistan from 25th February to 27th February for a meeting with Federation’s management team at the historical city of Lahore. In the early morning hours of 25th February, the Chairman CIS was received at Lahore International Airport by Pakistan Chess Federation’s General Secretary and representatives of Chess Clubs led by the oldest active Chess player of the city, Mr. Qamar Zaman Khan 74.

CiS Africa - Angola CiS & Olympics
Monday, 03 March 2014 19:12
angola-withms.mariaaugustadasilvamartinsWe have previously reported on several CiS projects that are under way in Africa, for example in Algeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mauritania...

President Ilyumzhinov has recently visited several more countries in Africa with a view to getting chess in schools projects started. The most exciting one is probably Angola. President Ilyumzhinov met with the State Secretary of the Ministry for Higher Education Ms. Maria Augusta da Silva Martins (the Minister was not in the country at the time) and the Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Gonçalves Manuel Muandumba. At the meetings the leaders discussed the possibility of mutual cooperation, in particular, the training of specialists in the Russian sports universities, rendering the methodological and systematic assistance on CiS programme, holding the seminars for arbiters, trainers and organizers. 

Of course, we are excited about another CiS project, but also by the enthusiasm of the Angola National Olympic Committee (and many other African NOCs) to support the inclusion of chess in the Winter Olympic Games.

Slovak Schools Rapid Chess Championship 2013/2014
Friday, 27 December 2013 10:32

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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