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Mr. Uvencio Blanco, Member and former Chairman of the FIDE Chess in Schools Commission, President of the Venezuelan Chess Federation
Chess and Mathematics: Learning by Playing - Programme for Monday 28 May
- Mr Uvencio Blanco, Member and former Chairman of the FIDE Chess in Schools Commission, President of the Venezuelan Chess Federation
Present at the meeting was Continental President and member of the FIDE Presidential Board, Mr. Jorge Vega; General Secretary Beatriz Marinello, USA; Treasurer of CCA and Chairman of the FIDE CACDEC Commission Allan Herbert, Barbados; Member of the FIDE Executive Board and Chairman of the FIDE Chess in the Schools Commission, Uvencio Blanco, Venezuela; 2.3 Zonal President and President of the EL Salvador Chess Federation, Erick Hernandez; President and Chairman of the Guatemalan Chess Federation, President of the Bolivian Chess Federation and Vice-Presidents of the Costa Rica and Panama Chess Federations.
The next item in the agenda was a report from Mr. Uvencio Blanco, Chairman of the FIDE Chess in the School Commission. Mr. Blanco gave a presentation on the work with short and long terms goals, as well as the long term tasks. Mr. Blanco was unanimously approved. In relation to the FIDE Chess in the Schools commission, the Board approved the creation of the Americas Chess in the Schools Commission. The Board appointed Mr. Blanco as the Chairman of this commission, therefore, authorizing him to appoint the members of this commission to coordinate the work in this area.
FIDE Online. Commissions & Committees: 73rd FIDE Congress: Annex 34 - Committee on Chess in schools Report
Owing to conflict of date for me was impossible to attend at this Conference but I considered an honour for me to be invited to take part at this important happening so I decided to send as our representatives two members of our Committee just invited at the Conference, Mr. Goran Antunac and Mr. Uvencio Blanco, giving them a limited grant for travel expenses; also present was Mrs. Beatrix.Dr. Uvencio BlancoWhy and How to Teach Chess in Schools?"An answer to these two fundamental questions by the author of "Why Teach Chess in Schools?"3 papers were presented at the same time in different halls, only the las session had only one paper of Mr. Uvencio Blanco "Why and how teach Chess in Schools?".After that the Conference was closed by Mr. Blanco's presentation, which was a special recognition for our FIDE Committee.Obviously the convener understood the value and the importance of Mr. Blanco's work.In the business meeting after the conference it was decided that an International Society for the study of Chess and Education should be founded.Mr. Redman and Mr. Blanco will prepare the statutes and will send the participants of the conference who will be the founders of that Society.Mr. Blanco was also elected to the steering committee, which will work on the preparations for the next conference in 2 years - probably in Baltimore, where the Chess Program is also a part of University curriculum.T. Fomina (EST), J. Vega (MEX), J. Berglund (USA), Tian Hongwei, Sunn Weeremontng (SRI), Rani Nolsoe (FAI), Treu Auke (SUR), E. Polihroniade (ROM), Margaret A. Murphy (ICV), Tim Redman (USA), I. Gelfer (ISR), Ebraum Bukhala (BRN), P. Wanba (BOT), Juan Mas (Development Commission Chairman), A. Saleem (ICV), E. Achti (ITA), D. Nsibambi (UGA), G.A. Qaderi (AFG), M.S. Yousufzai (AFG), Lincoln M. Nienga (KEN), M. Glutman (AUS), Gerardo Anaya (CUB), S.L. Harsh (IND), Silvino Garcia (CUB), Ricardo Battin (SEY), Francisco Torregrosa (PUR), Hermes Maya (MEX), Ignatius Leong (SIN), Uvencio Blanco (VEN), Mikko Markkula (FIN), Mario Lopez (BOL), F. Campomanes (PHI), Cesar Cardoso (PAR).Mr. Palladino said that Mr. Blanco has made the Statutes of this important organization whitch will be reviewed by Prof. Redman.Mr. Lin Feng of China invited Mr. N. Palladino and Mr. Blanco (experts in Chess in Schools), to nominate people to give lectures in China next May.The President of the South Africa Chess Federation shared some experiences from their struggle to implement chess in schools of South Africa, with tools from FIDE, very especially of Prof. Blanco's books. 1) We have had from the author, Prof. Uvencio Blanco, the permission to reprint his book "Why teach chess in schools" following numerous requests from several Federations which need to receive a certain number of copies to distribute through national schools. In this event has participate three members of Chess in- Schools Committee: the General Secretary Prof. Uvencio Blanco who received a grant of 1,000 USA $, Mr. Goran Antunac who received a grant of 750 USA $ and Mrs. Beatriz Marinello who was in the Organizer's Committee.
According with the program approved in the last EB meeting a delegation composed by Mr. Allan Herbert, CACDEC Chairman, Mr. Uvencio Blanco, CIS Chairman and Mr. Jorge Vega, Presidential Board Member and Continental President for America paid a visit to South Africa and Botswana on September 5-14th, [ ... ]