It is in tournaments that chess finds its greatest expression. In healthy competition we find the creation and moulding of strong character. This is a mental sport that can equip our children to face the globalised world. Once I see a player cheat, I know that he/she is not going to go far. In his mind he has given up, he is not good enough. The way forward is to find out what he/she has done wrong, search his/her mind and spirit. For more games and tournaments are lost when the competitive spirit wanes than from knowledge alone. And it all begins with training and preparation. So this is your calender, plan your tournaments. Good luck with your chess and life for 2010.
MCF Calender 2010