- 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.
- Where is the Chess Projects ASD head office?
The registered office is in Via Luigi Sacco 8 – 20146 Milano Italy.
The social venue is called Chess Projects Club which has 3 air-conditioned halls with a capacity of approx. 50 players.
It is located in Piazza XXIV Maggio no. 1 Milan.
- On which days is Chess Projects Club open?
The social venue is open on Thursday from 9 pm to 12 pm (non-members must call +39 3496519747 in advance to gain free access), 2 Saturday mornings each month from 11 am to 1 pm, 2 Saturday afternoons each month and 2 Sundays each month (one for the whole day and one only in the afternoon).
Please refer to the various website pages regarding tournaments under the menu item TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS to find the exact opening dates.
- Which chess activities are performed?
Our chess activities include: club meeting on Thursday from 9 pm to 12 pm; 2 international tournaments in Gallipoli (Salento International Chess Open) and Bratto/Bergamo (Open Conca della Presolana); Next Generation tournaments (5 rounds/2 days) once a month, valid for Elo FIDE update on Saturday and Sunday; chess course on Saturday morning from 11 am to 12.30 am twice a month; Blitz tournaments on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm once a month; youth pre-competitive tournaments on Sunday afternoon at 4.30 pm; CIG U18 qualification tournaments on Sunday afternoon at 2.30 pm once a month; Bughouse tournaments on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm once every 3 months; Chess Projects teams present in A1, B and Promozione series of the CIS 2020; presence in the schools of Milano and district with the project “Chess in Schools”; private individual lessons held by FSI Masters and FSI/CONI instructors having proven experience and competence. Read the various website pages to find details about all these events.
- 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART OF THE ASSOCIATION
Chess Projects ASD: (email@example.com)
President: Matteo Zoldan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vicepresident: Alberto Zoldan (email@example.com)
Executive Board: Matteo Zoldan, Alberto Zoldan, Marco Zoldan
Administration Manager: Alberto Zoldan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Manager of contacts with the institutions: Matteo Zoldan
Marketing Manager: Maria Cristina Tarantino
Graphic design: Monica Mariani
Blog Area Administrator: Paolo Ettore Della Bianca
Marketing and Communication Manager: Matteo Zoldan
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), Oriella Gnarra (Intership)
Commentators: Oscar Wiekzorek (FIDE International Master), Cecile Haussernot (Woman International Master), Claudio Negrini (FIDE Master – FSI/CONI Instructor and FIDE Trainer), Roberto Costantini (FIDE Master), Ludwig Rettore (FSI Master — FSI Instructor)
Sport Psychology Collaborators: Giuseppe Sgrò (CONI Expert in Sport Psychology)
Psychomotor Collaborators: Mohamed Pierotti Barrie (Doctor in Sport Sciences)
Fashion Area Collaborator: Eleonora Bonaguro Scaramucci