Celebrating Women in Chess. Next stop: Oceania

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:

PlaceDate & timeEvent
SingaporeMarch 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, 19:00Future stars blitz tournament
Auckland, New ZealandMarch 26, 9:30Introducing FIDE and WOM, goals and projects
Chess Lecture by WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola
March 26, 11:30Simul with WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola and WIM Anastasia Sorokina
March 26, 14:00Girl’s event– blitz tournament U18
New Zealand
March 27, 12:00Meeting with girls at Queen Margaret College. Simul for 20 girls
March 27, 13:30Meeting with NZ Olympic Committee
March 27, 15:30Meeting with NZ Ministry of Education and Dr Julia Novak, University of Auckland (mathematics and science education)
Melbourne, AustraliaMarch 30, 12:45Simul with WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola and WIM Anastasia Sorokina at Lauriston Girls School
March 30, 14:30Meeting with students at Lauriston Girls School, role model talks with WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola and WIM Anastasia Sorokina
April 02, 10:00Glen Waverley Secondary College U20 blitz tournament
April 02, 14:00Presentation of FIDE WOM and social projects
Gold Coast, AustraliaApril 08Gardiner Chess Center Girls Event
Lecture & simul with WIM Anastasia Sorokina and GM David Smerdon