|2011 Youth Chess Tournament for Peace Tournament|
Chess promotes harmony, equality and a peaceful resolution of differences amongst all nations.
Palais des congrès de Montréal, 201 Avenue Viger Ouest
9am to 1pm, 16 players, 2 rounds, 25 minutes / game, Blitz will determine the winner.
The winner will get an electronic chess scoresheet MonRoi PCM, value of $360.
The chess games will be webcasted live over the Internet on MonRoi's website.
Play-offs: Section A, Section B1-B2
Chess remains one of the world’s most popular board games. Chess is played at the following tournaments: the Chess Olympiad, the Continental Championships, the World Championships, national chess tournaments, regional tournaments, chess club tournaments, school tournaments, and other tournaments. Chess Federations serve the chess community by promoting chess and organizing chess tournaments worldwide. There are hundreds of chess tournaments each year globally: open, closed, men, women and youth events.
There are about 170 chess federations globally. While there are hundreds of millions of chess fans who understand and enjoy chess, based on Internet publications, there are up to 5 million chess players worldwide who are members of federations. Tournament participation statistics demonstrate that interest in chess in growing. In 1924 less than 20 countries participated, while in 2006, 147 countries participated in the Chess Olympiad.
Chess popularity is growing due to the education value of chess in schools. Recognizing the value of chess as a fun way to help children develop these skills, educators around the world gradually began to introduce the game in their classrooms. The game is now part of the regular primary school curriculum of over 30 countries around the world.