CHENNAI: Goa received another boost in chess as two of the
coaches sent to Chennai received certification from FIDE
for successful completion of the trainer course.
AICF Vice President Sameer A. Salgaocar hailed this
development stating that the Goan children will be benefitted
tremendously through the new methods of coaching learnt
by both the coaches in Chennai. Also, these coaches in turn
could guide other instructors in Goa to impart better training
to the upcoming Goan chess players. Salgaocar praised the
efforts of Sports Authority of Goa in clearing the proposal to
depute the coaches to Chennai.
The week long intensive FIDE trainer course was conducted by
Senior Trainer and International Master Jovan Petronic of Belgrade,
Serbia, and Peter Long of Malaysia.
National Instructor: Avinash Malvankar.
Developmental Instructor: Sanjay R. Kavlekar.