Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chess Popularity Rising in Victoria

I´m sitting here in Valencia, Spain, reading my emails when this item comes in.

The popularity of chess has risen among junior ranks in the past decade, with a growing number of Victorian schools including the game in their curriculum. Many hire professional coaches to take classes during school hours, and run clubs at lunchtimes and after school.

A decade ago there were only a couple of businesses making a dollar from chess coaching. David Cordover, founder of market leader Chess Kids and former national junior chess champion, says there are now 13 businesses in Victoria alone.
From The Age.

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