World Schools Chess Championship 2017 in Progress..
Place: Iasi, Romania
Our Young Zimbabwe team has; Woman International Master Hazel Refiloe Mudodo U13 Girls Section (Grade 7 pupil at Barnies Jnr in Marondera), Tinaye Madamombe U9 Open Section (Grade 3 pupil at Marondera Lendy Park) and lil sister Anotidaishe Madamombe U7 Girls Section (Grade 2 at Marondera Lendy Park and still only 6 years old!), and are all currently combating with other young chess wizards from all over the world in this Iasi Romania nine round event.Thank you for inspiring other Zim youngsters! The Zim youngsters are in pic (middle).
Iasi is the strongest chess city from Romania with a lot of chess players, with many chess in school classes. Over 5000 kids discover chess every year.
Iasi County Chess Association has many chess projects:
Chess in School
Chess in Kindergartens
Chess Simultaneous – Iasi 600
Chess in the Neighborhoods
Mihail Sadoveanu – International Chess Tournaments
Iasi GRAND PRIX
Every year in Iasi RCF organize the national Championships. Almost 400 kids plays National Team Championship, Romania’s Cup etc
World School Chess Championship 2017, Iasi – Romania
Organizers..”We estimate that this event will be attended by over 500 pupils (aged between 7 years and 17 years) and 200 attendants from 60 countries on all continents.”
Welcome to Romania! Welcome to Iasi!
Iasi have organized from 2011 till now many international
competitions: 2011: European Youth Team Chess Championship 2012: World School Chess Championship 2013: World Amateur Chess Championship 2014: European Youth Team Chess Championship 2015: European Solving Chess Championship 2017: World School Chess Championship In September 4-13 RCF will organize in Mamaia, the European Individual Youth Chess Championship.
Here is infor from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia….
Iași ([jaʃʲ] ( listen); also referred to as Jassy or Iassy) is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Located in the historical region of Moldavia, Iași has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. The city was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1564 to 1859, then of the United Principalities from 1859 to 1862, and the capital of Romania from 1916 to 1918.
Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iași is a symbol in Romanian history. The historian Nicolae Iorga said “There should be no Romanian who does not know of it”. Still referred to as The Moldavian Capital, Iași is the main economic and business centre of the Moldavian region of Romania.
At the 2011 census, the city proper had a population of 290,422, making it the fourth most populous in Romania. With 465,477 residents (as of 2014), the Iași urban area is the second most populous in Romania (after Bucharest), whereas more than 500,000 people live within its peri-urban area. Home to the oldest Romanian university and to the first engineering school, Iași is one of the most important education and research centres of the country, and accommodates over 60,000 students in 5 public universities. The social and cultural life revolves around the Vasile Alecsandri National Theater (the oldest in Romania), the Moldova State
Philharmonic, the Opera House, the Tătărași Athenaeum, a famous Botanical Garden (the oldest and largest in Romania), the Central University Library (the oldest in Romania), the high quality cultural centres and festivals, an array of museums, memorial houses, religious and historical monuments.
Venue of the event – Iasi, Palace of Culture