World School Chess Championship, 28 April - 6May 2012, Iasi, Romania
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:07
World Chess Federation (FIDE), the Romanian Chess Federation, International School Chess Union, Iasi County Chess Association, proudly organize, from April 28 to May 6, 2012, in Iasi – Romania, the 8th World School Chess Championship. The event will be held under the patronage of Mayor of Iasi - Nichita Gheorghe, a friend of chess and sports. As a recognition of it’s contribution in developing of sport, the city of Iasi was awarded with the title of the European City of Sport in 2012, World School Chess Championship was an important factor in taking the decision of the European Parliament.
Who wants to visit or to find Iasi will come here as a huge gate of Romanian history. In Iasi "every stone speaks of the past", the large number of christian monasteries, museums, memorial houses. Therefore, we can say that Iasi is a true national museum, the art treasures of history and it has.
Iasi offers a unique image in its location. Located in northeastern Romania at 47 north latitude and 27 east longitude, it covers seven gentle hills, like Rome also. It has a population of 350,000 inhabitants. The city enjoys a temperate continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters, the average temperature in winter down to -10 C.
Elisabeta Polihroniade – Vice-president ISCU
Gheorghe Nichita – City Iasi Mayor,
Alexander Kostyev – President ISCU
Constantin Dumitriu – President of Romanian Chess Federation
Ion Serban Dobronauteanu – Vicepresident European Chess Union
Ing. Manole Vasile – President of Iasi County Chess Asscociation
Vlad Ungureanu – FIDE Master, President of Commission “Chess in School” at RCF
Danilov Vladimir – International Master – Vicepresident of Iasi County Chess Association
Sorin Iacoban – President of Sport Commission – City Hall Iasi
World School Chess Championship will enjoy the presence of 531 children all over the world from 36 countries and federations: AZERBAIJAN, BOLIVIA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, ENGLAND, FINLAND, HUNGARY, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRAN, IRELAND, ISRAEL, JERSEY, KAZAKHSTAN, KIRGHISTAN, LITHUANIA, MEXICO MOLDOVA, MONGOLIA, NORWAY, PAKISTAN, PERU, POLAND, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SINGAPORE, SRI LANKA, TUNISIA, TURKEY, UKRAINA, UZBEKISTAN, USA, VENEZUELA, WALES, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE.
City of Chess
Iasi County Chess Association is the most active chess organization in Romania. In support of this statement will note the following aspects of chess movement in Iasi:
Iasi County Chess Association organized a very large selection basis, with many chess projects: "Chess in the Kindergartens" in 45 kindergartens (aprox. 2500 children every year); "Chess in Schools" organize chess clubs in 25 schools in Iasi (2500 children); "Chess in neighborhoods” - 500 chess enthusiasts play 2 times in a year in neighborhoods, outdoor; chess simultaneous "Iasi 600” - over 600 people participated on Stefan cel Mare Boulevard; many editions of National Team Championship for children; EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP and ECU Board in 2012; 27 editions of the International Chess Festival "M. Sadoveanu "Iasi - one of the most important chess events in Romania; our children won, during 1996-2009, 293 national medals and 48 international medals; the latest result is winning the championship title with the Politehnica Iasi Chess Club women team.
City of Iasi – a chess center famous in all the world! Official
Official Site: www.wscc2012.ro
Website of the Romanian Chess Federation: www.frsah.ro