Monday 17th July 2017 was a day to remember – the inclusion of chess into the ICSD Winter Deaflympics 2019 as accepted at the 46th ICSD Congress, Samsun. A big step forward for ICCD! 

This also means that chess is recognised by ICSD as a sport, and we got massive backing from the ICSD President, Valery Rukhledev who gave a powerful speech to all ICSD delegate as to why chess should be welcomed into the ICSD. 

I, as ICCD President, ask you deaf chess players to spread the good news all over the world. ICCD has already been approached by many countries wishing to join our chess family. 

This is a victory for deaf chess!

Phillip Gardner, UCCD President