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Italian National Scholastic Team Championship

1480 players in 286 teams set a new record of participation

The Italian National Scholastic Team Championship was held on May 12-15th in the beautiful city of Spoleto and attracted 1480 players to set new records on participation! 286 different teams from schools all over Italy qualified for the big final.

The event was held in the Palatenda and visitors had the chance to tour around one of the most beautiful cities of Umbria. Spoleto has many attractions like Il Duomo, Ponte delle Torri, Teatro Lirico, Rocca Albornoziana and more!

The organiser was the “Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi”, working hard together with the Italian Chess Federation (FSI), Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), Scacchirandagi, Regione Umbria, Provincia di Perugia, APT Umbria, Umbria Mobilità, ConfCommercio and ConSpoleto to host almost 3000 people including players, parents, teachers and coaches.

A special applause to the arbiters who work hard before, during and after each round, fulfilling a demanding task to control 1480 young energetic players!

Apart from being a record breaking event, the Championship was also honoured with support from the Chairman of Chess in the Schools Committee and FIDE Vice-President Ali Nihat Yazici who was present the whole weekend. Mr.Yazici, FSI President Gianpietro Pagnoncelli and FSI Consigliere Marcello Perrone exchanged valuable information on how to give an additional impulse and promote chess in schools all over Italy.

Spoleto 1

Rosi De Luca, Martha Fierro, Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, Ali Nihat Yacizi, Roberto Mogranzini, Antonio Sanchirico, Ezio Montalbini

Spoleto Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

Spoleto 2

Italian rising talent Laura Gueci leading her team

Spoleto 3

Media: Nicola da Guardiagrele, Rosmary DiSipio, Camilla Lupiani, coach Eugenia DiPrimio, Linda DiCrescenzo, coach Andrea Rebeggiani, Marianna Colasante, FSI Consigliere Marcelo Perrone, Francesca Alimonti, Eleonora Canzano, Professor Marina Gentile

Now I am happy to announce the winners!

Elementari:

1. Scuola Ricci Curbastro, from Padova (Andrea and Alessio Simonetto, Antonio Kolosov, Andrei Florei, Raul Marciano)

2. Scuola Sant’Ambrogio , from Valpolicella

3. Scuola Tacito-Guareschi from Roma

Girls Elementari:

1.Collegio Arcivescovile, from Trento (Camilla Gislimberti, Arianna Fiocco, Giulia Baccilieri, Sofia Muck, Chiara Battocletti, Federica Chizzola)

2. 75’ Circolo Didattico EUR from Roma

3. Scuola Salesiana Infanzia Lieta, from Cagliari

Medie:

1. Scuola Tacito-Guareschi, Roma (Andrea Manfroi, Valerio Rossi, Emanuele Baiuocchi, Marco Moriconi, Alessio Imperi Galli)

2. ICS 11, from Vicenza

3.Scuola Manzoni, from Barletta

Medie Girls:

1. Scuola Donatello, from Ancona (Giulia and Chiara Scognamiglio, Michela Laureti, Elena Marcelli, Federica Volpi, Camilla Agana)

2. Scuola A.Ciccone, from Saviano

3. Omnicomprensivo Da Guardia, from Giardiagrele

Allievi:

1. Lic.Sc. C.Cafiero, Barletta (Antonio Distaso, Domenico Santeramo, Benedetto and Angelo Lombardi, Silvano Quarto, Michele Doronzo)

2. IIS Levi, fom Montebelluna

3. Lic.Cla. Porporato , from Pinerolo

Allievi Girls:

1. Lic.Sc. C.Cafiero, from Barletta (Eliana Doronzo, Isabella Fiumarulo, Emanuela Rizzi, Chiara Daloisio)

2. Lic.Sc. Cannizzaro, from Palermo

3. Isis Peano, from Marsico Nuovo

Juniores:

1. IIS P.Levi, from Montebelluna (Enrico Forato, Giulia Polin, Piergiorgio Basso, Giacomo Campagnola)

2. Lic.Sc. Mascheroni, from Bergamo

3. Scuola Europea Spinelli, from Torino

Juniores Girls:

1. Lic.Cla. Casardi, Barletta (Chiara Palmitessa, Veronica Fiorella, Irene Cristallo, Cristina Santeramo, Claudia Diella)

2. Lic.Sc. Benedetti, from Venezia

3. Lic.Sc. France Preseren, from Trieste

This tournament is confirming that chess in Italy is becoming more and more popular!

Report by IM Martha Fierro

Spoleto 4

Outside the playing hall – Palatenda

Spoleto 5

Playing hall before the round

Spoleto Turistic train

Touristic train that took the players all around the city

Spoleto Exhibition Cars

Exhibition car – Spoleto also had a parade of amazing cars

Spoleto 6

Il Duomo

Spoleto Ponte delle Torri

Ponte delle Torri

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