Vall Banc launched the 37th Andorra International Chess Open on Tuesday together with the Valls d’Andorra Chess Federation (FEVA in its Catalan initials) which will take place between 27th July and 4th August at the Hotel Panorama. During the presentation, a blindfolded exhibition match was held between two representatives from both entities.
This edition will include 150 participants from 24 countries and the participation of international champions. Sponsoring this tournament is in addition to the support already given to the MIT and Santa Coloma Football Club and follows the strategic line of promoting Andorran sport as a way to encourage positive and educational values.
Beyond the tournament, Vall Banc is driving the chess project in schools, where learning the sport is encouraged. In this project, the schools, together with the federation, have implemented learning the game of chess as a school subject. This allows the Andorra educational system to obtain an elevated strategic performance, thanks to learning these values.