Mecz pomiędzy 4 szkołami z Grecji, Hiszpanii i Polski wystartował

Initiated ICCF event: 4th School friendly event among 4 schools from Greece, Spain and Poland

Initial idea to organize friendly match between schools was raised by Nikos Rokopanos (GRE) and Jan Wiech (POL) in 2014.

Previous friendly chess events were:

  • 1st School Friendly Event (played from 2014-12-31 to 2015-04-24) – participants were two schools: Vocational High School of Samos, Mavrogeneio (Greece) and Elementary School 150 from Warsaw (Poland). It was one game played in consultation.
  • 2nd School Friendly Event (played from 2016-01-31 to 2016-05-31) – participants were 3 schools: Pipacsvirág Elementary School (Telki, HUN), IES Jándula (Andújar, ESP) and High School of Marathokampos (GRE). There were 6 boards, each player played 2 games.
  • 3rd School Friendly Event (played from 2016-10-10 to 2017-05-31) at 6 boards (teacher+5 students). This time participants were teams from 3 following school: IES Jándula, Andújar, Spain; High School of Marathokampos, Greece; Gimnazjum nr 1, Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland.

This is the 4th edition of School Friendly Matches played on ICCF server from 2016-11-15 to 2018-05-31 at 6 boards (teacher+5 students). This time participants are teams from 4 following schools:

  1. IES Jándula, Andújar, Spain
  2. High School of Karlovassi, Samos, Greece
  3. Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1, Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland
  4. Liceum Ogólnokształcące nr 1, Brodnica, Poland

Poster was provided by Nikos. Many thanks!

Below you can find short notes about participants, which might be updated yet.

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Spanish Team from Andújar

Short note about Spanish team – IES Jándula, Andújar, Spain

We are writing from a high school in Andújar (Spain), a city which is very close to Linares, where so many GM chess tournaments have been held, as we are also interested in implementing a talent program which includes chess with our own students. This course we can teach chess, in the high school, to students into the chess programme. As for the teachers who are behind the talent project in our high school, we are a multidisciplinary group which already includes English, Music, Economics and Computer Science teachers.

You can read more about chess in this Spanish school at web pages (chess club, school)

Spanish team is directed by José Luis Meco, Economic teacher at Jándula high school and president of Jándula Chess Club.

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Greek team from Karlovassi

Short note about Greek team – High School of Karlovassi, Samos, Greece

High School of Karlovassi, Samos, is a high school at the town of Karlovassi, located in the northwest of the island of Pythagoras. Karlovassi is the second largest city on the island of Samos.

Greek team is directed by Nikos Rokopanos, Maths teacher.

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Polish Team from Tomaszów Lub

Short note about Polish team – Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1, Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland

Gimnazjum No. 1 in Tomaszów Lubelski was faunded in 1999 after school system reform and this year 2017, after next school system reform, was transformed to primary school. Headmaster is Witold Pitura. The school page: http://www.sp1.tl24.pl/

The school is running sport club LUKS „Tomasovia” Tomaszów Lubelski, including chess section. Member of chess section are mostly school students.

Polish team is led by Ryszard Probola, IT and chess teacher.

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Polish Team from Brodnica

Short note about Polish team – Liceum Ogólnokształcące nr 1, Brodnica, Poland

The Philomats of Michałowska’s Land High School in Brodnica was faunded in 1873. It is one of the oldest schools in Poland. It has a rich history and its contribution to the development of Polishness in the Prussian territories. The school now boasts many scientific and sporting achievements. The chess section has existed for 8 years and has reached the medal positions in team and individual competitions in the Brodnica district.

Headmaster is Wiesław Łupina. Virtual walk around the school: https://1lo-brodnica.edupage.org

Polish team from Brodnica is led by Marcin Kołodziejski, IT/Maths teacher and chess instructor.

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