Sevan Muradian 1975-2016 RIP
Friday, 19 February 2016 13:04
muradian-sevan-1It is with great sadness that the FIDE Chess in Schools Commission has learned that IA, IO Sevan Muradian (1975-2016) passed away on 18 February 2016.

The Commission expresses its sincere condolences to his family and to the US Chess Federation.

Sevan was our special consultant on home schooling. He was also well known as an International Arbiter, International Organizer and FIDE Lecturer. He made a great contribution to the chess community in the USA and around the world.

Rest in peace Sevan!
Do you speak Dutch? FSM now available
Friday, 29 January 2016 12:25
The FIDE Student Magazine is now available in Dutch. The Dutch language version commenced with issue 120. You can download the issues below. Our thanks to translator Philippe Vukojevic.


School Instrucdtor Seminars - Title Results
Sunday, 22 November 2015 09:41
Here are the results of the SI title seminars held in Agadir, Morocco and in Porto Carras, Greece:
Porto Carras
School Instructor title & seminar during World Youth
Thursday, 17 September 2015 19:40
23 queen wandThe idea behind the title is to educate and certify chess teachers on an international basis so that they may introduce the school student to the basic chess rules and broaden the base of chess players worldwide.

The FIDE School Instructor regulations can be downloaded here.

The registration form for the SI seminar in Porto Carras, Halkidiki during the World Youth can be downloaded here.

The seminar will be held in the mornings from 27 October to 1 November, excluding the free day (30 October). Registration is open now - first come, first served (maximum 30). Details of the seminar are here.

The FIDE title of School Instructor, which has had a chequered history since its introduction in 2012, was returned to the Chess in Schools Commission (from TRG) by the FIDE Executive Board in Abu Dhabi.
Mongolia Chess Federation - 10,000+ PSMs
Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:39
signDuring the closing ceremony of the u16 Chess Olympiad in Ulaanbaatar, an agreement was signed by Yadamsuren Sanjmyatav MP, boosting the number of FIDE Premium Student Members by a record breaking 10,184!

This Chess in Schools development should make it into the Guiness Book of Records.

The Mongolian Chess Federation has been extremely active since the election in May of CiS Secretary Sainbayar Tserendorj as its new President.

Chess in Schools is making huge strides in Mongolia. A Chess in Schools workshop for FSCT (FIDE School Chess Teacher) was also held during the Olympiad, with 29 keen attendees, all of whom worked hard.
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