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Satka

Chelyabinsk region > Satka

Satka

Small capital of big chess game

In easy state of mind of journalists, Satka has unofficial status of Chess capital.

Since 2002, in Satka the regional children-youthful chess school is operating under the direction of the famous Russian grandmaster, Boris Spasskiy; he is the tenth world chess champion, nowadays the citizen of France. In all kindergartens and primary schools of Satka district, chess game became an obligatory subject. The projects Chess-general education*) and Chess for the general development)) were implemented - they have allowed to involve 2,5 thousand children to the regular chess classes.

The program Anatoly Karpov's School is successfully realized in boarding-schools. Summer profile chess classes will be organized in children's health-educational centres, where young chess players have a rest, trained, strengthen the health.

Today the chess team of the city accounts 11 trainers and more than 400 players and has victories in the championships of different levels in its arsenal - from the city to the world. So, in July 2008, mentee of Evgeny Somkin became owners of a silver Cup in the World championship among school teams in Pardubice city (Czech Republic); and in May, 2009 the command of young chess players from Satka has won on the Olympiad of International Chess Games "Children of Chernobyl")

There are regional, national, international chess tournaments spend in the city. In an active of the city chess club Vertical such big events, as IV Memorial of Michael Botvinnik, the Russian Games among chess game learners, festival of intellectual games Satka spring.

In 2008 the summer chess festival has passed devoted to the 250 anniversary of the city. Participation in it was accepted by six hundreds chess players from Russia, Germany, France, the USA, Latvia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. As a part of grandiose event were: the Superfinal of the Chelyabinsk region championship with participation of the strongest chess players, children's tournament, session of simultaneous game on 250 chessboards, a blitz and mass tournaments for all comers, the Cup of the head of Satka municipal district.

Many "stars" of the World chess games has visited chess tournaments in Satka, such as: the World Champions - Boris Spasskiy, Anatoly Karpov, Nona Gaprindashvily, famous grandmasters - Vicktor Korchnoy, Evgeny Bebchuck, Evgeny Vasyukov, Evgeny Svesh-nikov, Ekaterina Lango and many others.

Prospects of sports infrastructure development

According to the Strategic plan for development of Satka municipal district, development and construction of new sports objects is conducted.

Was developed a business plan of the mountain-skiing complex on Malchiha hill, it will include mountain-skiing, snowboard and ski routs, and also biathlon stadium.

Building of the health and fitness complex (Ice stadium) has been started in September, 2006 at the initiative of Administration of Satka municipal district and Group Magnezit shareholders.

According to the project, the Ice stadium will represent a semi-sphere on a metal skeleton with fullmetal roof. The area of an ice cloth 31x60 metres. The platforms will be equipped for trainings of hockey players, skaters, classes of a short-track and curling. Capacity of the complex is 1200-1500 sportsmen a day. The same amount of seats on tribunes.

The opening of this sport object will allow to attract considerable quantity of the district population to regular sport activities. With developed sports infrastructure of the area is possible to 12 Olympic kins of sport to be navigated all the year round, for training meetings of the Oral Federal Region and the Chelyabinsk region team members.

 
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