Chess is an ancient game played around the world. Considering the chess day on the 20th July, VAROD had a chess training programme for starters on the 16th and 17th of July 2019. Twenty school children from Vavuniya schools participated in this training. Chess students from Nelukulam Kalaimahal Maha Vithyalam and Poovarasankulam Maha Vithyalayam had participated in the event. This endgame made it easy for the participants to understand the game basically. This training was successfully conducted by Mr. Anton Amarapala (54) and Sheroni Amarapala (15) from Strommen Chess Club- Norway as the main resource persons.
The feed backs of the participants were quiet good.
- They had mentioned that it was very useful to them as it is really very difficult to find a good coach in our city.
- Another participant stated that it helped to build a correct system of thinking in one’s mind.
- Another feedback was mentioned as this training showed the basic ideas of an opening on which it is necessary to concentrate the attention first of all.
- A participant was satisfied and expressed that the only thing he regretted very often was losing so much time looking for such a course.
The trainers were honoured with few gifts from VAROD collections, which are made by the children from centers. The trainers too appreciated the interests of the participants in getting better at chess.