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What is the national average cost per day per child of a K-12 chess camp?

Dear chessteacher,

Many chess camps vary greatly in cost. The can be free, or over a hundred dollars (such as in New York City). It all depends on so many factors.

Some chess camps only want you to pay for the chess camp shirt, while others have many chess teachers that wish to make teaching chess more of a job than a volunteer project, which means some chess teachers want to draw income from chess students.

Teaching chess is in a great way, a job. However, some would argue that volunteering to help teach for no charge is the way to go. I of course support the latter.

Sometimes the price can go up high due to the cost of having to have several chess boards, replacement pieces, renting the facility that they'll be playing in, etc.

Sometimes, more than one chess teacher will have to teach, in cases of having beginners and advanced players allowed in the same camp.

With a K-12 chess camp, there would definitely have to be several teachers. One teacher cannot teach both a child in Kindergarten as a high school senor. Plus, in large size camps, some students may need individual attention.

Volunteering makes such a project easier though. The volunteer is what makes tournaments, camps, chess clubs, etc, possible.

In the love of chess,


anybody know anything about david marshall? something related to chess?

anybody know anything about david marshall? something related to chess?

Maybe you mean Frank James Marshall (August 10, 1877 – November 9, 1944), was the U.S. Chess Champion from 1909-1936, and was one of the world's strongest chess players in the early part of the 20th century.

Marshall was born in New York City, and lived in Montreal, Canada from ages 8 to 19. He began playing chess at the age of 10 and by 1890 was one of the leading players in Montreal.

He won the U.S. chess championship in 1904, but did not accept the title because the current U.S. champion, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, did not compete.

In 1906 Pillsbury died and Marshall again refused the championship title until he won it in competition in 1909.

In 1907 he played a match against World Chess Champion Emanuel Lasker for the title and lost eight games, winning none and drawing seven. They played their match in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Chicago, and Memphis from January 26 to April 8, 1907.

In 1909, he agreed to play a match with a young Cuban named José Raúl Capablanca, and to most people's surprise, lost eight games, drew fourteen and could only win one.

After this thrashing Marshall did not resent Capablanca; instead, he realized the young man had immense talent and deserved recognition by the chess community. The American champion worked hard to assure Capablanca had the chance to play at the highest levels of competition.

Marshall insisted that Capablanca be permitted to enter the San Sebastian tournament in 1911. This exclusive tournament was designed to be one of the strongest ever held; only masters who had won notable tournaments were allowed to compete. Capablanca was included despite the protests of the other masters; however, all doubts about the unknown were dissipated after Capablanca won the tournament. A decade after his international debut, Capablanca would beat Lasker to become the third chess world champion.

At St. Petersburg in 1914, Marshall was given the title of "grandmaster" of chess by Tsar Nicholas II. He was one of the original five people to receive the title; the other four were Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, and Tarrasch.

In 1915 he opened the Marshall Chess Club in New York.

However, Marshall's most lasting legacy was his invention of the Marshall Gambit which he used against Capablanca (despite losing) in 1918.

In the 1930's, Marshall captained the US team to four gold medals at four Chess Olympiads. After one round, he returned to the board and found that his comrades had agreed to three draws. After he finished his own game, he gave each of them a stern talk individually on how draws don't win games or matches. They got the message. The U.S. team has never repeated the great successes of Marshall's teams. However, it must be emphasized that the Soviet Union, which would later dominate this competition, was not entering teams in the 1930s.

In 1936, after holding the U.S. championship title for 29 years, he relinquished it to the winner of a Championship tournament. The first such tournament was sponsored by the National Chess Federation, and held in New York. The Marshall Chess Club donated the trophy, and the first winner was Samuel Reshevsky.


Marshall was best known for his great tactical skill. One aspect of this was the "Marshall swindle", where a trick would turn a lost game around. Not so well known now, but appreciated in his day, was his endgame skill.

best sport website from where i get list of national sport of all countries?

best sport website from where i get list of national sport of all countries?

A national sport is a sport or game that is consider to be a culturally intrinsic part of a country or nation. In North American English the term national pastime is often used.

Although there are normally no official parameters towards defining what is a national sport, there are some general characteristics that most national sports share:

The rules and objectives of the sport or game are known in fairly great detail in the country or nation.

The game or sport is widely played or watched in the country or nation.

The game or sport has a long history of popularity or extreme current popularity in the country or nation.

In some countries, sport or game can become the official national pastime by mandate of the government, such as with Canada and lacrosse in 1859. [1]

In other countries, where the sport or game has such a long history, such as with baseball in the United States or sumo wrestling in Japan, the sport or game is often considered a de facto "official" national pastime.


List of current countries' national sports

Afghanistan - Buzkashi

Albania - Football

Argentina - Football

Australia - Cricket is the traditional summer sport. Different football codes are the most popular winter sports in different parts of the country. Australian Rules Football is the most popular in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania, while Rugby League and/or Rugby Union are more popular in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. Australian Football is considered a national sport due to its origins in Australia.

Austria - Football, Alpine skiing

Bangladesh - Cricket

Barbados - Cricket

Belgium - Cycling is the most popular sport in Belgium: during winter a variant of cycling called Cyclocross ("veldrijden") is the pastime for most Belgians (certainly in Flanders). Belgium dominates this cycling discipline. Football is also quite popular.

Bhutan - Archery

Bolivia - Football

Brazil - Football is considered the national obsession, and volleyball also has a large number of participants.

Bulgaria - Football Bulgarians are often dominant in weightlifting and in chess

Canada - Lacrosse is the official summer sport and ice hockey is the official winter sport, but hockey is by far the sport most closely followed, and most closely linked to national pride. Designating lacrosse as an official sport is more of a nod to history than a reflection of the present-day situation: sports like basketball, Canadian football (but probably also American football), soccer, golf, baseball, tennis are all much more popular. Canada is also the world's dominant force in the sport of curling.

Cameroon - football is the most popular sport.

People's Republic of China - Table tennis, but Football is gaining popularity at an increasing rate, as demonstrated by the increasing amount of success enjoyed by the national team.

Hong Kong - Dragon boat racing, badminton, windsurfing, rugby, fencing

Republic of China (Taiwan) - baseball

Colombia - Tejo is the traditional sport, as is bullfighting, but football (soccer) is the main attraction, followed by baseball and basketball.

Costa Rica - Football is considered the most popular sport in Costa Rica.

Croatia - Football. Handball, water polo and basketball are also widely popular.

Cuba - Baseball

Czech Republic - Ice hockey and football are almost equally popular.

Denmark - Football

Dominican Republic - Baseball

Egypt - Football is the most popular and most watched sport.

Estonia - Football

Fiji - Rugby union, particularly Sevens

Finland - Pesäpallo (Finnish baseball) is the national sport, but ice hockey is most followed

France - Football, but rugby union is popular in the south. Basketball is also played. Cycling is also very widely followed.

Gambia - Wrestling

Germany - Football

Greece - Football is most popular, with basketball and volleyball right behind.

Guyana - Cricket

Haiti - Football

Iceland - Glima

India - Field hockey is the official sport (winners of 8 Olympic Golds), but cricket is the most popular (Winners of 1983 World Cup)

Indonesia - Badminton, football

Iran - Football (soccer) is by far the most popular sport, although there are many other sports played in Iran.

Ireland - of indigenous games promoted by the Gaelic Athletic Association, hurling is the most ancient (featuring in such pre-Christian legends as Cúchulainn) but Gaelic football is more widely played and popular. Gaelic handball is increasingly rare. Soccer and rugby union are also popular, and the Irish are noted for turning up in great numbers for virtually any sporting occaison where there are Irish competiting.

Israel - Football and basketball

Italy - Football is the most practised sport by young men. Volleyball is the most practised sport by young women. Bocce is the most practised sport by seniors. Cycling is also widely popular. However, only men's football has high TV coverage.

Jamaica - Cricket and football

Japan - Sumo wrestling is traditionally viewed as Japan's national sport, but baseball is today more popular, and football is rapidly increasing in popularity. Rugby also has a substantial following.

Kazakhstan - boxing

Kenya - Football is the most watched and followed sport with Athletics being more competitive because of International success. Rugby is also popular and is the fastest growing sport.

Korea - Tae kwon do is traditional, baseball is highly popular as is football. South Korea is also a major force in archery, speed skating (mainly short track), and women's golf.

Latvia - Novuss, football, ice hockey

Lebanon - Football

Lithuania - Basketball is most closely linked to national identity, with football also widely followed.

Malaysia - Silat, gasing, and wau are traditional, but football and badminton are the most popular today.

Mexico - Charrería and Bullfighting are traditional sports, but football is most popular by far. Baseball and American Football are also widely played and followed.

Mongolia - Wrestling and archery.

Nauru - Australian rules football

Netherlands - Football has the largest following, but cycling and speed skating are seen as traditional sports; volleyball, baseball (known locally as honkbal) and field hockey are also played.

New Zealand - Rugby union is the easily the most widely followed and most closely linked to national pride (Rugby League being very far behind), although more young children today play soccer. Netball is one of the most popular sports among girls and young women, and men have organised some teams of their own. Cricket is played during summer and is the national summer sport. Yachting and rowing are also popular water sports.

Nicaragua - Baseball

Nigeria - Football

Norway - Skiing, both Nordic and Alpine, but football is the most popular sport.

Pakistan - Field hockey is the official sport (winners of the Gold in 1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994), but cricket is the most popular (winners of the world cup in 1992)

Papua New Guinea - Rugby league. Australian Rules Football also very popular.

Philippines - Basketball is the de facto national pastime, attarcting huge crowds. Badminton, volleyball and chess, along with basketball have the largest number of participants. Sipa is the traditional sport. Plus Baseball is increasing in popularity.

Poland - Football

Portugal - Football, rink hockey and cycling are very popular and have a great tradition.

Romania - Oina (very similar but unrelated to baseball) is the traditional sport, but Football is much more popular nowadays. Rugby also has a fairly decent stronghold.

Russia - Football, Ice Hockey, Sambo

Samoa - Rugby union

Saudi Arabia - Falconry and horse racing are traditional, but football draws the largest number of spectators.

Serbia and Montenegro - Basketball

Singapore - Football, swimming, badminton, basketball and table tennis

Slovakia - Ice hockey and football are almost equally popular.

Slovenia - Alpine skiing, but basketball is very popular.

South Africa - Football has historically been most popular with blacks, rugby union with Afrikaners, and cricket with British-descended whites. This ethnic division still exists to some degree, though considerably less so than during the apartheid era.

Spain - football is very popular in Spain.

Sri Lanka - Cricket

Sudan - football

Switzerland - Schwingen, stone throwing and Hornussen, all traditional games, are popular in rural Switzerland, although football is most popular overall, and ice hockey is rising in popularity.

Sweden - Football and ice hockey are almost equally popular. Bandy is the traditional swedish wintersport.

Syria - Football

Thailand - Muay Thai

Tonga - Rugby union

Trinidad and Tobago- football was the most popular sports on the twin Caribbean islands with cricket a close second; TT will be part of the partnership in hosting the World Cup Cricket Tournament in the Caribbean in 2006.

Turkey - Football

Ukraine - Football

United Arab Emirates - Camel racing is traditional, but football is the most popular.

United Kingdom

England - Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in England and is their national sport, though Rugby Union is also popular, and Rugby League attracts crowds in the North. Cricket is played more in the summer.

Scotland - Native sport is Shinty, but football attracts much larger crowds. It was also the birthplace of golf, which is more often associated with Scotland than anywhere else.

Wales - traditionally Rugby union, but football is played by more people. However, the Welsh national rugby team attracts the most interest of any Welsh team, especially due to the weakness of Welsh soccer. Certainly only rugby union can attract instances like the 40,000 supporters who travelled to Scotland for a Six Nations game or the 400,000 who watched Wales win the Grand Slam in a public square.

Overseas territories and crown dependencies of the United Kingdom

Bermuda - Cricket

United States - Baseball has historically been considered America's national pastime and a significant aspect of American culture, but American football and stock car racing presently have a larger number of television viewers. Other popular sports include basketball and ice hockey

American Samoa - American football

Puerto Rico - Baseball

Uzbekistan - Kurash

Venezuela - Football is now the most popular, largely in thanks to Colombian, Portuguese, and Italian immigrants, without which Baseball would probably have the most followers.

Vietnam - Football is the dominant sport. Many others are striving for second place, such as tennis, badminton, volleyball, table tennis and martial arts.

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