IWCCB 2006 Presentation

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Organized by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) Under the aegis of International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) AICFB is affiliated to IBCA andamp; All India Chess Federation (AICF), (recognized by Government of India)   XI Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind 8-19 October 2006 Goa India

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XI Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind Highlights World championship Battle of minds 8-19 October 2006 Goa, India India hosts World chess tournament for the first time in history More than 41 countries, 150 participants First World chess tournament to be held outside Europe

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XI Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind AICFB The game of chess has been promoted in India amongst visually challenged by the All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB). The AICFB was established in 1997. The International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) granted affiliation to AICFB in 1998. Till date, 14 state bodies are affiliated to and more than 2500 active chess players have been registered with AICFB.

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Awards and Recognition: AICFB is the only official body in India to be recognized by IBCA for promotion of chess among the visually challenged AICFB has also been affiliated to All India Chess Federation (AICF which is recognized by Government of India) AICFB has organized the first ever Asian Chess Championship in India in December 2003, which was the first International chess tournament for the visually impaired in the history of India Received 9th NSCB National Sports Award 2003-2004 as the Outstanding Institute promoting Sports for the Blind in India General Secretary Mr. Charudatta Jadhav, is the only person from Asia to have the honor of being appointed on the four-member board of the International Braille Chess Association (IBCA). The apex world body in 2000 and re-appointed in 2004 It also has the honor of hosting the 11th Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind in October 2006 at Radisson White Sands Resorts, Goa, India, which is also the first World chess tournament to be held outside Europe XI Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind AICFB

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Training, conferences, publications and books: Conducted and Advanced Training Camp andamp; Seminar where representatives from 12 states participated (13-16 December 1998) Convened a conference on 2nd May 1998 to explain the necessity for formation of state bodies and advise on the procedure for registration. Published the first ever Braille Chess magazine in India. The magazine 'First Move' is published quarterly Released Braille chess book on 'Opening Ruy Lopez' compiled by Mr. Charudatta Jadhav on 15th December 2003 Tournament Records: AICFB has cumulatively organized 23 Zonal levels chess tournaments, 12 National tournaments andamp; has sent Indian Chess Teams 14 times to participate in the World Chess Championships in the past 8 years XI Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind AICFB

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XI Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind IBCA International Braille Chess Association (IBCA), the apex body of chess for the blind in the world, affiliated to FIDE (Federation Internationale Des Echecs – the world body for sighted) was formed in 1948. IBCA, with 71 member countries, strives to promote chess for the visually challenged across the globe. All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) brings this vision to India through its affiliation with IBCA IBCA organizes the following tournaments in different countries: Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind (Once in four years) Chess Olympiad Team championship for the Blind (Once in four years) Feminine World Chess Championship for the Blind (Once in four years) Junior World Chess Championship for the Blind (Once in two years) Continental Chess Championship for the Blind (Once in two years)

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XI Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind AICF All India Chess Federation (AICF) was formed in 1958 in Chennai and is the apex body for the chess for the sighted in India, which is recognized by the Government of India. AICF is responsible for all chess activities in India and sends Indian team of sighted chess players to all World Chess Championships.

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XI Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind IWCCB 2006 All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) is proud to have the honour of hosting the one andamp; only ‘XI Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind 2006’ in India India, the land where chess was born, has this unique opportunity for the first time of hosting the world’s most intellectual game and highest tournament for Chess for the visually challenged. The highlights of the world championship: Winner to be crowned WORLD CHAMPION Over 41 participating countries 150 participants from across the world 15 International Master (IM), 3 International Women Master (IWM), 6 FIDE Master (FM) and 30 FIDE rated players Top six players to participate in the next Chess Olympiad (sighted) Tournament to be played under FIDE andamp; IBCA rules Select games will be broadcast live in internet

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Thank You CHARUDATTA JADHAV General Secretary of AICFB; Exec. Board Member of IBCA Contact No.: 98202 26516

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