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 Blanco
Why 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
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.
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
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