- What is Chess Projects ASD?
Chess Projects ASD is an amateur sporting association, thus fully no profit, affiliated with the CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) and the FSI (Italian Chess Federation).
- What is our Mission?
Promoting and spreading the game of chess, organising agonistic, national and international chess-related events, using chess as a means of education, development and social growth, and developing chess training at 360°.
- Whom was Chess Projects founded for?
It was founded for anyone who loves chess!
- Why was Chess Projects founded?
Our aim is to apply our customer service and marketing skills, that were developed in a structured and multinational context, alongside a decade-long chess experience, to plan, develop and promote projects that are high in quality and professionalism.
- How can I support Chess Projects?
We are interested in the opinions, points of view, experience and competence of any chess player. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to give us your suggestions for ideas and projects.
- How does Chess Projects help promote the expansion of chess?
We intend to do so with passion, competence and fun. Thanks to the blitz, semi-blitz, classic and team tournaments that are held nationally and internationally for young people and adults. Thanks to the project “Chess in School”, the “Chess, Sports and Nature” opportunities for young people, the multicultural exchanges and so much more!
- Is Chess Projects going to organise events outside Italy?
Yes! We started operating primarily in Italy, but the expansion of our mission includes collaborations as partners and consultants with whomever wishes to globally plan, develop or promote high quality projects with professional aptitude.
- I am interested in organising or promoting a tournament, an internship or a chess project, and I am considering a possible partnership or collaboration… Could this be interesting for Chess Projects?
Why not! Do not hesitate to contact us with your projects and goals, our flexibility and availability will surprise you.
- Do you organise chess courses, training and internships for young people and adults?
Developing, promoting and spreading the game of chess is a fundamental aspect of our MISISON. We organise individual and group chess courses regularly or upon request. When we organise these events with schools and academic institutions it is part of the “Chess in School” project.
- Is there the chance to collaborate with Chess Projects as a promoter or instructor?
Of course! We are always looking for people who want to interact with us showing passion, loyalty and competence. These are the same features we put into the work we do!
We are particularly interested in collaborations relating to developing the “Chess in School” project across Italy.
- How can Chess Projects help me grow as an instructor?
Chess Projects coordinates many didactic projects about chess in a number of public and private academic institutions, where instructors can challenge themselves by working in a didactic setting. We also aim to regularly organise seminars to update instructors and to allow them to share and optimise their experiences and technical methods.
- What does the Chess Projects team activity entail?
As Chess Projects was only founded 6 years ago, it currently only has one adult team that participates in the CIS (Italian Team Championship). In 2017, Chess Projects will take part to the B1 series with the “Chess Projects Surfers” team and to the “Promozione” series with two new teams.
- Do you only have adult teams or are there youth teams as well?
We have both an adult and a young people team.
If you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
- What are the aims of the team activities promoted by Chess Projects?
Bearing in mind that the main aim of team games is to have fun and create group harmony, from a sporting point of view we aim to have three teams rising towards the biggest series of CIS and Trofeo Lombardia (Lombardy cup) as quickly as possible.
- What are the costs of joining Chess Projects ASD?
Adult membership has a yearly cost of € 35.00, whereas for people under the age of 16 it’s €20.00. When applying for membership, it is also possible to ask for membership for the Federazione Schacchisti Italiani. Costs for this additional membership can be found here on the FSI website: www.federscacchi.it
- Who is the president of Chess Projects?
Matteo Zoldan is founder and president. He is a passionate chess player. He is a youth FSI instructor, a FIDE instructor, a FSI regional referee and an organiser of national and international events, and his main characteristic is his versatility. After 15 years of experience and professional development working in a multinational contest as a customer service and logistics manager, he decided to merge his chess skills with the desire to form various and versatile chess projects, projects that place the chess player and his/her expectations at the centre of attention… This is the vision that created Chess Projects.
- Where is the Chess Projects ASD head office?
The registered office is in Via Marghera, 47 – 20129 Milano Italy.
There is currently no social venue and the courses for U16 are run in state and private schools that participate in the “Chess in School” project. The courses for adults are run in collaboration with our partner Accademia Scacchi Milano in Via De Amicis 17, – 20123 Milano.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART OF THE ASSOCIATION
Chess Projects ASD: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
President: Matteo Zoldan (email@example.com)
Vicepresident: Alberto Zoldan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive Board: Matteo Zoldan, Alberto Zoldan, Marco Zoldan, Roberto De Grandis
Secretary: Alberto Zoldan
Administration Manager: Roberto De Grandis (email@example.com)
Manager of contacts with the institutions: Filippo Bonci
Marketing Manager: Maria Cristina Tarantino
Blog Area Administrator: Matteo Zoldan
Communication Manager: Dario Mione, Leonardo Pelo
Blog and English Content Manager: Fabio Gariani
Photographers: Valeria Ferrara, Matteo Zoldan
Webmaster: Paolo Ettore Della Bianca
Translator: Katherine Kerbaker
Collaborators of Chess Teaching and Development: Matteo Zoldan (FSI Teacher and Instructor/Coni-FIDE Instructor), Ludwig Rettore (FSI Teacher and Instructor), Luca Tramalloni (FSI Candidate Master/Base Instructor), Valeria Ferrara (FSI Teacher)
Commentators: Oscar Wiekzorek (FIDE International Master), Keti Tsatsalashvili (Woman Grand Master), Claudio Negrini (FIDE Master – FSI/CONI Instructor and FIDE Trainer), Ludwig Rettore (FSI Master — FSI Instructor)
Sport Psychology Collaborators: Giuseppe Sgrò (CONI Expert in Sport Psychology and member of FSI medical committee)
Psychomotor Collaborators: Mohamed Pierotti Barrie (Doctor in Sport Sciences)
Fashion Area Collaborator: Eleonora Bonaguro Scaramucci
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