EN-Ethical charter

Laatst bijgewerkt: zaterdag 04 July 2020 Geschreven door David Roos

Basic concept

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Go for Grandmaster wants to motivate Belgian chess-playing youngsters in an ethically justified way. During the course of the long-term project we want to be able to look back with pride on what we have achieved.

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That is why we think it is important that all the people involved, not least the young players themselves, will always be able to say that chess is great fun. It must remain fun and a passion, yet without parents pressuring their children into doing this, that or the other.

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Chess is a sport and a game, in which enjoyment comes first and Fair Play is very important.     

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Studying

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Awarding a substantial money prize to children and youngsters can have a blinding effect, both on the youngsters and their parents. To us it is crystal clear that studying for school takes precedence over our project. We strongly disapprove of youngsters neglecting their studies or even giving them up for the sake of a short-term monetary gain.

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Social contacts

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We do not want to turn our youths into world-estranged nerds. Chess is a sport that brings a lot of satisfaction, but life cannot be solely about chess. Social contacts are necessary for a balanced youth and for a youngster\'s development. We therefore encourage social contacts outside of chess.

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Physical activity

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Chess is a sedentary sport. Still, away from the chessboard physical activity is necessary. A healthy development requires taking excercise. Consequently we encourage physical sports.

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Drugs

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We absolutely disapprove of achievement-enhancing means. Every use of drugs holds health risks and can lead to physical and psycho-social damage.

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