GMs Kuljasevic, Stojanovic help train children

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GMs Kuljasevic, Stojanovic help train children
Trainees display their completion certificates. GM instructors, officials and parents are also seen after the awards function at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club.

Published: Sun 29 May 2016, 10:51 PM

Last updated: Mon 30 May 2016, 12:56 AM

Grandmaster coaches Davorin Kuljasevic and Andjelija Stojanovic guided over 40 children during an eight-week course at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club (DCCC).
The exclusive training programme conducted by the club's top coaches saw two groups of children being trained in the various aspects of the game. The sessions were supported by Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc).
Yahya Mohamed Saleh, manager, Planning and Development, DCCC; Shaikha Al Hadad, senior manager, Wellness & Social Affairs at Enoc; and parents attended the final day certificate presentation function at the club.
"The feedback from the children and the parents was very encouraging," said Saleh, "We are very pleased to see that many parents are showing a deeper understanding and appreciation of the impact of chess on the academic performance of their children."
The training programme, also held to benefit the children of Enoc employees, is just one of the many projects undertaken by the DCCC in recent years.
Separate training sessions were organised from April 8 to May 27 for children in the 6-10 and 11-15 age categories.
Parents and relatives of the youth players attended the awards ceremony and expressed their gratitude to club management for giving their children a rare opportunity to train under the guidance of top grandmaster coaches.
Apart from providing training to the UAE's elite players, DCCC has opened its training courses to youth players from different schools as well as to corporate organisations.
Through its Corporate Chess Training Programme, trainees learn crucial skills that will help them improve quickly and enjoy the health and intellectual benefits of playing chess, under the guidance of the club's internationally certified instructors and Grandmaster coaches. 
Chess courses are offered based on playing strength and other training requirements. - moni@khaleejtimes.com

By Moni Mathews

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