Youth Chess for a better world
ChessMates is a Monaco based association that promotes international youth chess tournaments for teams. The current active members of Chess Mates are organisations from Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Paris, Monaco, Sachsen- Anhalt (Germany) and Estonia.
By signing the ChessMates Charter, members commit to organize, in a historic or cultural place, a tournament at least once every 4 years with the automatic participation of the ChessMates members, supplemented by other national or regional teams. This way, our members ensure that in the years to come there will always be a great international platform for talented young chess players from our respective regions, cities and countries.
The signing of the Charter is a key step in our collaboration. We are not a closed organization and in the future other teams may join us. Our international cooperation will not only give a strong boost to international youth chess but also enhance cross-cultural and linguistic exchanges and team spirit and, through such exchanges, help constructing a better and less polarized world for the future generations.
We are all ChessMates!