Sunday, January 24, 2016

ACO Social Chess Award

Dear chess friend,

on the occassion of its 5-year existence, the Amateur Chess Organization (ACO) announces the ACO Social Chess Award. The award is granted to all persons who do or did something extraordinary for the world of chess. There are no limits! Everyone can apply or suggest someone.

The ACO Social Chess Award is given to 3 persons in the following categories:
1) male over 18 years of age
2) female over 18 years of age
3) child / teenager below 18 years of age
Each of the 3 award winners receives a free starting place for the ACO World Amateur Chess Championship 2016 on Kos island (Greece) including accommodation and full board in the 5-star Helona Resort plus travel expenses. Each prize has a total value of ca. 1500 EUR.
All forms of application (text, pictures, video etc.) will be considered. It is also possible to suggest another person. Please send your application along with a meaningful description to
The deadline for applications is February 14th 2016.

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