ISF and 1 Play Sports signed a social media broadcasting rights partnership agreement for the ISF World Schools Championship Online Chess 2020.
ISF allocated the social media broadcasting rights of ISF World Schools Championship Online Chess 2020 to 1 Play Sports. The company will broadcast three rounds of competition to their website, Facebook and YouTube channel.
This is the first ever ISF World Schools online Championship, being held online on the virtual competition platform Premium Chess.
Young players from 34 countries and 5 continents will participate in the first edition of the ISF World Schools Championship Online Chess 2020 The participants will be divided into two age categories: U17 (15 - 16-17) | date of birth 2003-2004-2005 and U14 (14-13) | date of birth 2006 – 2007.
The event began on Saturday, 3 October 2020, and will take place until October (until 25 October 2020). The following rounds of the competition will be broadcasted:
10-11 October; U17 qualifications
17-18 October; U14 finals
24-25 October; U17 finals
Mr Laurent Petrynka, ISF president: ‘’We are delighted to launch the first ever virtual ISF World Schools Championship Online Chess 2020 and we hope this format will allow more young people to discover ISF events and our spirit. The partnership with 1PlaySports, as the main social media broadcaster, is a great opportunity to reach new audience and communities around the world which can relate to the ISF movement. The cooperation with 1PlaySports will open a new horizon for ISF in terms of exposure in the world of sport, especially when it comes to reaching the younger generation. We are looking forward to fostering the partnership and analysing the potential to strengthen our cooperation with 1 Play Sports in the future.’’
Mr Mohit Lalvani, 1 Play Sports CEO: "We are thrilled with this opportunity to promote and showcase up-and-coming chess players from around the world. We are delighted to partner with ISF on this global event to provide streams of this multi age group chess championship to a wider community of fans through our platform. This initiative aligns with our mission of supporting community sports and in creating heroes and champions across a wide range of sports from the grassroots level up", said Mohit Lalvani, CEO, 1 Play Sports.
About 1 Play Sports
1 Play Sports Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore-based sports media narrowcasting startup, founded in December 2018, that produces and streams community, grassroots level, school, special needs, and private events at national and international levels across its social media platforms. Since its inception, 1 Play Sports has live-streamed more than 3,000 hours of sports content such as the World Pencak Silat Championships, Netball Nation’s Cup, Merlion Cup, ASEAN Schools Games, FINA Diving Grand Prix Singapore, SEA Games 2019, Kingfisher Ultra Derby 2020, U13 Intercontinental Football Cup 2020, 1 Play Pro Club Challenge, SEA Nations Cup 2020 as well as Singapore Schools, Polytechnics, and ITE Sports, along with many other National Sports Associations’ competitions. 1 Play Sports has about 700K followers and operates in Singapore, the Philippines, India, and Africa with the plans of further expansion in the Asian market in 2020.