FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess together with Singapore, Australian and New Zealand Chess Federations are pleased to announce a series of girls’ chess events “All4Chess & Chess4All – Oceanian Way” set for 21 March – 8 April 2023 in Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.
The initiative will include workshop “Chess is an Equal Game”, simuls with GMs, chess tournaments, lectures, presentation of FIDE social projects and Commission for women’s chess, role model talks, as well as meetings with National Olympic Commities and other sports officials of the countries.
FIDE will be represented by Dana Reizniece-Ozola, WGM, FIDE Deputy Chair of Management Board, and Anastasia Sorokina, WIM, Chair of FIDE Commission for Women in Chess, international arbiter. Workshop “Chess is an Equal Game” will also feature Susan Namangale, President of the Malawi Chess Association (CHESSAM), the first female president of a chess federation in Africa; Kevin Goh Wei Ming, GM, seven-time Singaporean champion; Monalisha Khamboo, WCM, chess player, promoter and arbiter from Nepal, and others.
Programme of the “All4Chess & Chess4All – Oceanian Way” events:
|Place||Date & time||Event|
|Singapore||March 22, 19:00||“Chess is an Equal Game” workshop, simuls with GM Kevin Goh Wei Ming, WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola and WGM Gong Qianyun|
|March 23, 19:00||Future stars blitz tournament|
|Auckland, New Zealand||March 26, 9:30||Introducing FIDE and WOM, goals and projects|
Chess Lecture by WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola
|March 26, 11:30||Simul with WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola and WIM Anastasia Sorokina|
|March 26, 14:00||Girl’s event– blitz tournament U18|
|March 27, 12:00||Meeting with girls at Queen Margaret College. Simul for 20 girls|
|March 27, 13:30||Meeting with NZ Olympic Committee|
|March 27, 15:30||Meeting with NZ Ministry of Education and Dr Julia Novak, University of Auckland (mathematics and science education)|
|Melbourne, Australia||March 30, 12:45||Simul with WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola and WIM Anastasia Sorokina at Lauriston Girls School|
|March 30, 14:30||Meeting with students at Lauriston Girls School, role model talks with WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola and WIM Anastasia Sorokina|
|April 02, 10:00||Glen Waverley Secondary College U20 blitz tournament|
|April 02, 14:00||Presentation of FIDE WOM and social projects|
|Gold Coast, Australia||April 08||Gardiner Chess Center Girls Event|
Lecture & simul with WIM Anastasia Sorokina and GM David Smerdon