Dear friends in chess,

As you know, the 19th  Winter Deaflympics will take place in Italy on December 12-21, 2019. Chess tournament are included into the 19th  Winter Deaflypics program. There will be 2 types of chess competitions: Team Standard and Blitz Individual.

The International Committee Sports of the Deaf (ICSD) has started the preliminary on-line registration for participation in chess tournament. Only the National Sports Federation (Association) of the Deaf, the ICSD Full Member, can perform on-line registration. On-line registration shall be closed on December 12, 2018 at 24:00:00 UTC/GMT/

Please, due to above information, appeal, as soon as possible to the National Sports Federation (Association) of the Deaf of your country to make on-line chess registration.

Yours in chess,

ICCD Presidium