Chess comes to the city

20/02/2018 09:46 h

Institut Barcelona Esports

There are currently three outstanding chess activities going on in the city: the Children’s Workshops held at the Centre Cívic Cotxeres Casinet de Sants; the Social Chess Venue Meetings given by Casal d’Entitats Mas Guinardó and the 7th International Sant Martí Chess Tournament (2018) taking place at the Centre Cívic Sant Martí.

This is great news, that a sport such as chess should have found support in the city, given that it exercises our most important organ: the brain. Experts confirm that chess makes a considerable contribution to improving our mental performance as it helps to develop our intelligence and memory and to improve our concentration.

Information on the activities:

  • Children’s workshops: These workshops for children are being held for three days. On Monday, the ‘Children’s Chess Competition’; on Tuesday, the ”Advanced Children’s Chess’ and on Wednesday, ”Children’s Introduction to Chess’. The workshops are being held from 7 pm to 8 pm at the Centre Cívic Cotxeres Casinet de Sants and finish this coming 22 March.
  • Social Chess Venue Meetings: These meetings are aimed at interrelations between associates and at introducing the organisation and chess to the people of all ages from within and without the neighbourhood. They are being held on Fridays, from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm and on Saturdays, from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Casal d’Entitats Mas Guinardó. They finish this coming 21 December.
  • 7th Sant Martí International Chess Tournament (2018): Last but not least, an international tournament is being held, open to all international, Catalan and Spanish chess federations. It takes place on Thursdays, at 7.15 pm in Centre Cívic Sant Martí’s Events Room. It finishes this coming 8 March.

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