November 15, 2010
The ICSC is a body of national Deaf chess associations and is managed by the Board of five people, all of whom are Deaf and has its own Statutes and Regulations. It stages on the four-year cycle its own world individual and teams Deaf chess championships for both men and women, and European national deaf club championships. The rules of chess are those of FIDE’s. The only difference is that for any ICSC event, the Deaf player must have a hearing loss of at least 55 decibels in the better ear and must not wear a hearing aid during the over-the-board game. The FIDE Arbiter takes control of the ICSC tournament and is aided by a Deaf assistant who has a knowledge of international sign language when it comes to dealing with any problem which may occur from any Deaf participant.
The ICSC received recognition from FIDE on 25 April 1955 and the FIDE appealed to its member countries to support the activities and organisation of the ISCS events. Mr. H. Meurer (GER), Dr. Svabensky (CZE), the late Mr. O. Punschke (GER) and Mr. G. Vida (HUN) were the main Deaf stalwarts who ensured that the ISCS was progressing steadily and positively throughout the first forty years. The ISCS has chosen as its guiding principle: AD AUGUST PER ANGUSTA (through difficulties to greatness).
The trust invested by FIDE in the ICSC’s handling of both the chess events and ICSC Congress and in the ICSC’s conformity to FIDE standards was shown by the presentation of the flag of the FIDE to the ICSC during the ICSC Edinburgh Congress in 1992 as a token of appreciation. In 2002 a team with ICSC representatives has participated for the first time to the Chess Olympiads.
ICSC team vs India at the 2010 Olympiad
ICSC WORLD INDIVIDUAL DEAF CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
|1960||E. Lulcev (BUL)|
|1980||R. Pereira (POR)|
|2000||V. Georgiev (BUL)|
|2004||V. Georgiev (BUL)|
|2008||V. Georgiev (BUL)|
ICSC WORLD INDIVIDUAL DEAF LADIES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
|2000||V Gonchar (UKR)|
|2004||O. Grasimova (RUS)|
|2008||T. Balanova (UKR)|
ICSC WORLD JUNIORS DEAF CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
2004 S. Zaynidinov (UZB)
2008 S. Zaynidinov (UZB)
ICSC WORLD TEAMS DEAF CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
ICSC WORLD LADIES TEAMS DEAF CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP