Mecz pomiędzy 4 szkołami z Anglii, Grecji, Hiszpanii i Polski wystartował

Initiated ICCF event:

5th School friendly event

among 4 schools from England, 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).
  • 4th School Friendly Event (played from 2017-11-15 to 2018-05-31) at 6 boards (teacher+5 students). Participants: IES Jándula, Andújar (Spain); High School of Karlovassi, Samos (Greece); Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1, Tomaszów Lubelski (Poland); Liceum Ogólnokształcące nr 1, Brodnica (Poland).

This is the 5th edition of School Friendly Event played on ICCF server from 2018-10-20 to 2018-05-31 at 4 boards (teacher+3 students). This time participants are teams from 4 following schools:

  1. Wilson School, Sutton (England)
  2. IES Jándula, Andújar (Spain)
  3. Karlovassi Lyceum/High School, Samos (Greece)
  4. Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1, Tomaszów Lubelski (Poland)

As usual poster was provided by Nikos. Many thanks!

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


Spanish team

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, Economics teacher at Jándula high school and president of Jándula Chess Club.


Greek team

Greek team

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

Karlovassi Lyceum/High School, Samos, are high schools 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 in High School of Karlovassi.


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

Gimnazjum No. 1 in Tomaszów Lubelski was founded in 1999 after school system reform and in 2017, after next school system reform, was transformed to primary school. Headmaster is Witold Pitura. More can be found at the school page.

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.


Short note about English team – Wilson School, Sutton, England

The school was founded by Edward Wilson in 1615 and was located in Camberwell, now part of Greater London but at that time a small village of cottages, homesteads, inns and larger buildings grouped around a village green. Wilson was born around 1550 in Cartmel, Lancashire, which had its own grammar school, from where he passed on to Cambridge University. The school is a specialist college in Mathematics and Computing. This status was re-awarded in 2007 along with a second specialism in the Arts.

More information can be found at the school page.

English team is led by Neill Cooper, chess instructor and teacher.


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