8.-12.5.2019 Chess for peace (Luxembourg)
Chess is a trending sport around the globe thanks to educational programs, such as „Chess in Schools“.
The Chess tournament took place in the Youth Hostel Luxembourg City and 141 children from 16 countries (Luxembourg, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Rumania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Liechtenstein , even USA and New Zealand) have fought in six age groups (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18) for the winners trophies. The youngest player was a girl from Luxembourg: Amy Schumacher and was not the only 5 year old starting in the U8 category.
The tournament took place under the patronage of Schengen Peace Foundation Luxembourg https://luxembourgpeaceprize.org/schengen-peace-foundation/ with Dominicus Rhode president and Vicki Hansen CEO, the European Chess Union ECU (an educational smart kids project) and World Chess Federation FIDE Vice President Łukasz Turlej.
The atmosphere was great with children and teenagers playing, chatting and eating together. The battles at the boards were tough but fair. Eventual disagreements were solved fairly in the spirit of the event. The arbiters team was compiled of experiences personal: main arbiter IA Bogdan Obrochta, IA Jarosław Pietraszkiewicz , Grazyna Bakalarz, Rafał Faron, Klaus Heid und Bianca Bakalarz kept the situation under control.
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