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Chess player calls for regular coaching clinics for arbiters

26 September 2013, 20:04

Lagos - Charles Campbell, the Secretary, Chess Players Association of Nigeria (CPAN), on Thursday called for regular coaching clinics for arbiters, to promote the sport at the grassroots.

Campbell made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, while commenting on the just-concluded 2nd Quarterly Chess Classics in Lagos.

He said that the budding talents in abundance at the grassroots needed the arbiters, who were conversant with the rules of the sport, to train them.

The association secretary also said that the rules of the game, if reviewed regularly, could be taught at the coaching clinics, and be imparted to athletes at the grassroots.

Campbell advised arbiters to be meticulous, while teaching the young ones the rudiments of the game.

He identified impatience as a major factor militating against the development of the sport.

"Except there are frequent coaching clinics, we may not get answers to the problems of the declining fortunes of chess in the country,’’ Campbell said.

He urged chess masters and arbiters to develop the game in their respective states and schools, with the knowledge they gained from the clinic.


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