The search for the future Chess Champion from Hebron

On June 16, 2013, TIPH attended the opening ceremony of a new Chess Project in Hebron.

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On June 16, 2013, TIPH attended the opening ceremony of a new Chess Project in Hebron.

TIPH is supporting the Hebron Chess Committee in promoting the chess culture in Hebron through TIPH Project “Chess for all”.

Approximately 200 boys and girls between the ages of 8-18 will be trained several times a week and the most skilled will compete about becoming members of the national team.

– The aim of the project is to establish a national team with professional chess players who can compete on national and international level, says Per Elvestuen, Head of Research, Information and Analysis Division.

-Chess is a popular intellectual game that reinforces the development of the society on different levels. Encouraging chess in Hebron is an important step in the process of reviving cultural life in the city of Hebron especially in the marginalised parts of it, Per Elvestuen adds.

The Hebron Municipality and the Hebron Directorate of Education are also supporting the project that will last until September 2013.

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