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Promotion chess among girls

 Generally the girls are not so confident when they are among many boys, there are tournaments with only 2%-3% feminine participation.It is a very hard sport, 4 hours require a lot of mental strength.It is necessary to create a better atmosphere among the chess girls players. If we want a 2% of girls playing in men's tournaments to get a high chess level, maybe is the right way, but if we want many girls playing chess, we need more girls tournaments where the strengths were more similar resistance to the tiredness and the aggressiveness. The intelligence is similar in many knowledge fields between men and women, in chess the biggest difference can be in more strength and aggressiveness in men.Why are there in the European and World Youth Chess Championship different groups for boys and girls, if the people would want to get more equality and the girls more level would play together. Many tournaments are full of old men people, they are not interested in changing the things.When they were young there were almost not any women playing chess. One of the solutions, the promotion, facilities: no entry fees, many prizes for women, publicity about their games,their improvements. More women in the chess tournaments organizations.If there is not a big change, the percentage of 2-3% will increase to 4%-5% but will be insufficient for women.

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  • 13 months ago

    irube2005

    France for example. National Youth Chess Championships in France 2012, selected girls: U20: 12 players, U18: 26 players, U16: 60 players, U14: 82 players, U12: 84 players, U10: 82 players, U8: 64 players. They traveled to Nimes in the south of France, for some players it was more than 600 miles. How could it be possible to get 30 or 40 Scottish girls playing in a tournament from U8 to U20 like in France. Encouragingthe girls to participate in more only girls tournaments would help them be more confident. France has many feminine tournaments (clubs feminine championships, rapid, blitz, natioanl, regional , departamental, open, festival).

  • 13 months ago

    Wellfan

    Irube  I do agree but as a Tournament organisor, I have to be careful as there are people out there that will claim discrimination if we give incentives for women. 

    You will not get an argument from me on that one.  We need to see more women playing.  I fear for the future of the Scottish Olympiad squad if players like Ali, Alice, Anna and Monica give up and do not go on to fufil their potential

  • 13 months ago

    irube2005

    In Fide Chess Ratings, this April 2013 there are only 10 women among the top 580 chess players. This is only 1.72% women against 98.28% men. Judit  Polgar is 55th, Yifan Hou is 172th, Koneru Humpy is 235th. Despite this, today there are more females participating in chess than there has ever been before. More and more females must get involved and find a passion for chess, which was once only seen as something for men. It is important to support them financially.

  • 13 months ago

    Wellfan

    Look at the London Chess Classic this year.  Judit was really good and not outclassed at all

  • 13 months ago

    Reshevskys_Revenge

    They have to be interested in playing. Maybe your idea of the incentives is a good one.

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