The All India Chess Federation (AICF) might be organising tournaments for college youngsters throughout the nation with an goal to advertise the forthcoming forty fourth Chess Olympiad and likewise to popularise the game.
The AICF might be organising state-level tournaments for college youngsters throughout India within the subsequent couple of months to pick 268 youngsters who will get a possibility to work together with worldwide chess stars and watch the world’s largest chess occasion, scheduled to be held in Mahabalipuram close to right here from July 28 to August 10.
The initiative, part of the Chess in Colleges Challenge by AICF, might be performed by means of the state associations and with the assist of the federal government of Tamil Nadu.
The nationwide sports activities physique might be spending Rs 86,00,000 in an effort to conduct the tournaments and create chess consciousness among the many faculty youngsters and enhance chess actions within the nation forward of the Chess Olympiad.
In complete, 76 youngsters from 38 districts of Tamil Nadu and 6 gamers from every of the opposite 32 states/union territories affiliated to AICF might be travelling to Mahabalipuram to witness the Olympiad. No entry charge might be collected from the gamers to take part within the tournaments.
Event director of the forty fourth Chess Olympiad, Bharat Singh Chauhan, mentioned: “We are attempting to draw the youthful technology to chess. Our goal is to get the participation of at the least 30,000 college students on this challenge.
“For college youngsters, entry to journey and tickets for the Olympiad could be troublesome and we wish to present them this a lot wanted publicity. We’re spending about Rs 1 crore on this challenge.”
College youngsters, registered with AICF for the 12 months 2022-23 and beneath 15 years of age can participate within the tournaments.