(Last Updated on : 06/06/2016)
All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) is the governing body for the game of Chess in India
among visually impaired in India.
Formation of All India Chess Federation for the Blind
All India Chess Federation for the Blind was formed in 1997 with a view to promote the game of chess among the visually impaired of India.
Registration of All India Chess Federation for the Blind
All India Chess Federation for the Blind is registered under Society Registration Act, 1860, Public Trust Act, 1951 and Income Tax Act, 1961 – Section 12A.
Objective of All India Chess Federation for the Blind
Although the main objective of All India Chess Federation for the Blind is to promote the game among the visually impaired all over India, the organisation has a set of aims and objectives such as:
1. Forming state associations in all the states in the country
2. Providing playing opportunities to all players all over the country.
3. Publishing and provide Braille books on chess to help players develop their game.
4. Building an audiocassette library, which provides information and analysis of chess
5. Making available computers, relevant software etc.
6. Organizing seminars and coaching camps.
7. Interacting with the government and introduce chess as a subject in blind schools.
8. Organizing local, regional and National level tournaments.
9. Sending teams to participate in International chess tournaments.
10. Affiliating to the International Braille Chess Association and represent India on International forum for blind chess.
11. Organizing international tournaments, seminars etc.
Tournaments Organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind
Till now All India Chess Federation for the Blind has organised 19 Zonal levels chess tournaments, 9 National tournaments and sent Indian teams 12 times to participate in the World Chess Championship. It has also organised the first ever Asian Chess Championship in December 2003, which was the first International chess tournament in India and the 11th Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind 2006 which was held outside Europe, in India for the very first time.
Teams Participated in All India Chess Federation for the Blind
There are sixteen Indian teams who have participated in various world events in the last ten years and the last one even returned with a gold medal from the Chess Olympiad for the Blind held at Crete in October 2009. The 14th IBCA Chess Olympiad was also hosted in India by AICFB in August 2012.
School under All India Chess Federation for the Blind
All India Chess Federation for the Blind has identified 38 schools in 16 states to initiate a programme for professional training.
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