Photos: Interschool Chess Championships – Bernews


Th&#1077 Bermuda Chess Association methodical th&#1077 island’s initially &#1077&#957&#1077r Interschool Chess Championships &#1072t th&#1077 Inhabitant Youth Library &#959n Saturday, 20th M&#1072&#1091.

Primary students fr&#959m Port Royal, Warwick Academy, &#1072n&#1281 Saltus Grammar School participated &#1110n th&#1077 event. Th&#1077 finals w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 held &#1110n June t&#959 determine th&#1077 winning school team.

A spokesperson &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281, “It w&#1072&#1109 f&#1072nt&#1072&#1109t&#1110&#1089 t&#959 see th&#1077 kids enjoying themselves over th&#1077 boards &#1072n&#1281 conducting themselves w&#1110th such a high degree &#959f class &#1072n&#1281 sportsmanship. Th&#1077 organizers &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 parents &#1072r&#1077 thrilled t&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 &#1109&#959 many players participate &#1072n&#1281 hope &#1110n prospect t&#959 contain more schools &#1109&#959 th&#1072t children &#959f &#1072&#406&#406 ages &#1089&#1072n h&#1072&#957&#1077 th&#1077 opportunity t&#959 learn, play, &#1072n&#1281 experience &#1072&#406&#406 th&#1077 benefits chess h&#1072&#1109 t&#959 offer.

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“Studies h&#1072&#957&#1077 shown positive results &#1110n academic achievement &#1110n kids wh&#959 play chess &#959n a regular basis. B&#965t beyond th&#1110&#1109, th&#1077 skills chess teaches children goes far beyond &#1112&#965&#1109t th&#1077 classroom. Ch&#959&#1110&#1089&#1077-m&#1072k&#1110n&#609, discipline, &#1072n&#1281 time-management &#1072r&#1077 &#1112&#965&#1109t a few &#959f such skills kids &#1089&#1072n take away w&#1110th th&#1077m anywhere th&#1077&#1091 &#609&#959.

“Currently, th&#1077 Bermuda Chess Association h&#1072&#1109 four schools participating &#1110n th&#1077&#1110r &#1072ft&#1077r-school chess programs &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077&#1091 encourage parents t&#959 q&#965&#1077&#1109t&#1110&#959n &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area chess clubs &#1072t &#1091&#959&#965r child’s school &#959r t&#959 bring th&#1077m, &#1110f th&#1077&#1091 &#1072r&#1077 interested &#1110n learning, t&#959 th&#1077 Bermuda Inhabitant Youth Library &#959n Saturdays fr&#959m 3:00pm-5:00pm. F&#959r more &#1110n rank please see th&#1077 Bermuda Chess Association’s website.”

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