Chess Tournament in Valikamam Education Zone – 09 February 2014



The Governor’s Trophy Chess Tournament for Valikmamam North Education Zone was commenced on 09th February 2014 at Ramanathan College, Maruthanarmadam.  Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated as Chief Guest and commenced the competitions.

Governor addressed the gathering. He also explained the mechanism of the chess and discussed relevant things with the arbiters, teachers and students.

Chess Tournament for the Governor’s Trophy has been commenced since 16th January 2014 has been and conducted in all five districts. Presently zonal level competitions reached final stage. Next, the district and provincial level competitions are to be commenced soon.

This competitions are conducted under the guidance and direction of the Governor to develop the skills of the north students.

12420753753_8dca44b235Secretary to the Governor S.Ilaangovan, Assistant Secretary JX Selvanayagam, Assistant Secretary of Jaffna Regional Commissioner Office S.Annadurai also took part in the event.

“Chess makes your life easy” 

Chess  can raise your IQ

Chess has always had an image problem, being seen as a game for brainiacs and people with already high IQs. So there has been a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation: do smart people gravitate towards chess, or does playing chess make them smart? At least one study has shown that moving those knights and rooks around can in fact raise a person’s intelligence quotient. A study of 4,000 Venezuelan students produced significant rises in the IQ scores of both boys and girls after 4 months of chess instruction. Continue reading