FIDE - ISF World School Online Chess Cup 2022

FIDE - ISF World School Online Chess Cup 2022: Registration Continues

The FIDE - ISF World School Championship Online Chess Cup 2022, organised by FIDE and the International School Sport Federation (ISF), will be held online on Tornelo platform from March 12-27, 2022. The event, which aims to motivate young students and teachers to actively participate in the online chess competitions, includes tournaments among teachers and students in the boys and girls U15 and U18 age categories.

The qualification tournaments for students are scheduled for March 12 and 13, while the finals will take place on March 19 and 20. The teachers’ event will be held on March 26 (qualification tournaments) and March 27 (finals). The finals will be live-streamed on the YouTube channels of both FIDE and ISF.

Time control of the event is 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move. The qualification tournaments will be played in a Swiss System format of 11 rounds. The top 40 players in the final ranking in the qualification tournament will advance to the finals in each category. The finals will be 9-round Swiss tournaments.

Participating in the tournaments offers a unique opportunity to visit the World Chess Olympiad 2022. The winners in each category will be awarded the tickets to Moscow with free two-night accommodation in the official hotel of the Olympiad. All the medal-winners will also receive free lessons with top grandmasters.

The participation fee is 30€ per participant.

Since the start of registration, participants from Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, and Vietnam have already applied for the event.

Students and teachers from all around the world are invited to join us for the first-ever FIDE – ISF World School Online Chess Cup this March!

The tournament registration continues through March 05, 2022 (for students) and March 12, 2022 (for teachers). To register, visit the ISF website.

For more information, please, visit the official website of the FIDE - ISF World School Championship Online Chess Cup 2022.

About International School Sport Federation (ISF)

Based in Brussels Belgium, the International School Sport Federation is an international multi-sport organisation, recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995 gathering 132 National School Sport Organisations all around the world. Together with their members, ISF organises more than 10 international sport competitions and grassroots sport and educational events every year for school students aged between 6 to 18 years. With more than 40 sports in its programmes with established partnerships with the relevant International Federations, the ISF organises four different categories of events: Multisport Games U18 – U15; World Schools Championships, School Sport Cups and Educational events.

In September 2021, FIDE and ISF signed a memorandum of understanding, ensuring the development and promotion of chess through school sport. The document signed within the framework of the School Sport Forum held in Belgrade, Serbia, encourages and supports the education of youth through chess sport and culture, contributing to the social and intellectual development of youth, and promotes the sport of chess and its role in education at a local and international level.

About the International Chess Federation (FIDE)

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is the governing body of the sport of chess, and it regulates all international chess competitions. Constituted as a non-governmental institution, it was recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a Global Sporting Organization in 1999.

FIDE currently has its headquarters in Lausanne, but it was initially founded in 1924 in Paris under the motto “Gens una Sumus” (Latin for “We are one Family”). It was one of the very first International Sports Federations, alongside the governing bodies of the sports of Football, Cricket, Swimming, and Auto Racing. It is now one of the largest, encompassing 199 countries as affiliate members, in the form of National Chess Federations. Chess is nowadays a truly global sport, with dozens of millions of players in all the continents, and more than 60 million games on average played every day.

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