• Chess Tennis

     

    MENS ACRIS IN CORPORE SANO

  • Our Mission

    What Makes Us Unique

    Why a global association?

    Chess tennis is a hybrid activity combining the best of both sports. Because of poorly attractive set of rules, the lack of standardisation and the absence of a certified world championship, it was deemed necessary to establish the World Chess Tennis Association. The WCTA is the supreme body responsible for chess tennis and its championships. As such, it has the exclusive right to organise the World Chess Tennis Championships and the Chess Tennis qualifying tournaments.

    Purposes

    The Association is created to:

    • To establish the Swiss and international chess tennis federation; and
    • To supervise all international chess tennis competitions

    Means

    To achieve its purpose, the Association may undertake specific activities, in particular the following ones:

    • To lay down the rules of chess tennis,
    • To manage the membership of individuals and companies as well as national and international associations,
    • To establish the official players’ ranking,
    • To define the provisions for the organisation of the World Chess Tennis Championship and all other qualifying competitions,
    • To determine the conditions for the award of international titles, or
    • To award international chess tennis titles.

    All international events like the World Chess Tennis Championship are sanctioned by the WCTA.

    Funding

    The Association is a not-for-profit organisation which is funded by membership fees (see below), donations, sponsorship, partnerships (see Contact), public subsidies, or revenues generated by the Association’s assets.

     

    For funding the development of the sport and its propagation worldwide, the Association will supervise the creation and distribution of a utility token. This token will steam the overall economy created around the sport, for example dedicated Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), prize money, swap, etc.

  • Our Motto

    Mens Acris In Corpore Sano

    Passion

    Our Latin motto, translated as “a lively mind in a healthy body”, expresses the idea that the combination of physical and intellectual exercise is an important, if not essential, element of mental and psychological well-being. Playing chess can benefit the human brain by increasing educational skills while playing tennis can help staying fit. The combination of chess and tennis forces the body to adapt swiftly and thus prepare both body and soul to impetus in real life.

    Independence

    We foster equality; thus reject any discriminatory treatment on national, political, racial, social, religious or gender grounds.

  • History

    A Bit of Background

    Roots

    This biggest part of the rules of this unique game have been put together by Amaury Aubrée-Dauchez back in 2018. He started to play tennis at the Royal Smashing club as early as 1974 and in chess club in 1984. Since inception, he has connected the dots between tennis and chess. Indeed, he stopped play tennis inter-club tournaments for joining the Pion du Roi chess club located in Nivelles, Belgium. Doing so, he has discovered the very competitive nature of chess tournaments. Over several decades, he played tennis clubs in Germany (Frankfurt am Main), Italy (United Nations System Staff College in Torino, Bordighera Lawn Tennis Club 1878, British School at Rome), Belgium (Argayon in Nivelles) and Switzerland (TC Bellaria in La Tour de Peilz, Veveysan Club Tennis, TC Roc Vieux in Les Haudères, Les Iles in Sion, TC Sierre, Lens) while honing his chess technique namely bu using online platforms like Gameknot and Lichess. In 2019, he published a foundational article entitled "Is Chess Doomed by Artificial Intelligence?"; in the section "If you can’t beat them, evolve", chess tennis is suggested as an interesting form of hybridisation.

     

    Thanks to the support and advisory of companies especially with regard to strategy, marketing and legal aspects, the World Chess Tennis Association held its constitutive assembly in December 2020. Although the Association is not required to register in the commercial register, the first General Assembly decided to register it on a voluntary basis in order to facilitate its recognition by the partners. During the c19 pandemic, all activities had to be put on hold; they resumed during the first quarter of 2022. The Association is in the course of being fully registered by 2022.

    Inspiration

    While chess boxing was unequivocally inspired by the French comic book artist Enki Bilal, the same rules applies in chess and boxing as individual games. Chess tennis does not blindly apply the rules of respective chess and tennis international federations with the view of making chess tennis as thrilling as possible both for players, their fans and sponsors.

     

    Some undertakings, in particular in Germany and Austria, have recently tried to combine chess and tennis; however, their focus being for elderly people, they have been using longer timeframes and less demanding pace.

  • Quote

    "In chess, like tennis, you get lost for a moment and the game is already mixed up. In this aspect they are two quite similar disciplines."

    Carlos Alcaraz on Twitter, May 8 2022

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    And Put In Practice The Sooner The Better

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  • Become a Member Today

    Join us!

    Most Used

    Individual

    For individual users

     

     

    CHF 100

    per year

    Entry

    Less than 20 employees or all Non-Profit Organisations

    CHF 500

    per year

    Intermediate

    Less than 150 employees

     

    CHF 2'500

    per year

    Large

    150 or more employees

     

     

    CHF 5'500

    per year

    Special

    Discounts, Tokens, etc

     

     

    Variable

    per year

  • Membership Benefits

    Overall Benefits

    • Profile listed on members’ directory
    • WCTA ranking for individual members
    • Opportunity to join working groups
    • Eligibility rights to serve as a working group officer
    • Networking with all WCTA members
    • Access to live-streamed events
    • Receive up-to-date information on developments
    • Get discount on merchandising

    Benefits for Corporations / Associations

    All the above plus :

    • Make use of our communication channels
    • Branding opportunities through sponsorship packages
    • Attend and organise events
    • Use WCTA member logo according to our brand guidelines in email and on website
  • Partners

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Privacy Policy
Introduction
This Privacy Policy outlines the World Chess Tennis Association (" WCTA ", " we ", " our " or " the Association ") practices with respect to information collected from users who access our website at http://www.chesstennis.org (" Site "), or otherwise share personal information with us (collectively: " Users "). 

Grounds for data collection 
The processing of your Personal Information (i.e. any information that could potentially identify you by reasonable means; hereinafter "Personal Information") is necessary for the performance of our contractual obligations to you and to provide our services to you, to protect our legitimate interests and to comply with the regulatory obligations (legal and financial) to which we are subject.

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, storage, use, disclosure and other uses of your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

We encourage our Users to read the Privacy Policy carefully and to use it to make informed decisions. 

What information we collect?
We collect two types of data and information from Users. 

The first type of information is un-identified and non-identifiable information pertaining to a User(s), which may be made available or gathered via your use of the Site (“ Non-personal Information ”). We are not aware of the identity of a User from which the Non-personal Information was collected. Non-personal Information which is being collected may include your aggregated usage information and technical information transmitted by your device, including certain software and hardware information (e.g. the type of browser and operating system your device uses, language preference, access time, etc.) in order to enhance the functionality of our Site. We may also collect information on your activity on the Site (e.g. pages viewed, online browsing, clicks, actions, etc.).

The second type of information Personal Information which is individually identifiable information, namely information that identifies an individual or may with reasonable effort identify an individual. Such information includes:
- Device Information: We collect Personal Information about your device which includes geolocation data, IP address, unique identifiers (e.g., MAC address and UUID) and other information related to your activity on the Site. 
- Registration Information: When you register on our Site, we will ask you to provide certain information, including: your first and last name, your e-mail or postal address, and other information.

How do we receive information about you?
We receive your Personal Information from various sources:
- When you voluntarily provide us your personal details in order to register on our Site;
- When you use or access our Site in connection with your use of our services;
- From third party providers, services and public registers (for example, traffic analytics vendors).

What information we collect?
We do not rent, sell, or share Users’ information with third parties except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may use the information for the following:
- Communicating with you: by sending you messages about our services, providing you with technical information and answering any customer service related questions you may have;
- Communicating with you and informing you of updates and new services;
- Show you advertisements when you use our Site (see the "Advertisements" section for more information); 
- Promote our websites and products (see the "Marketing" section for more information); 
- To conduct statistical and analytical surveys to improve the Site.
 
In addition to the different uses listed above, we may transfer or disclose Personal Information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies and subcontractors.

In addition to the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy, we may share Personal Information with our trusted third party providers, who may be located in different jurisdictions across the world, for any of the following purposes: 
- Hosting and operating our Site;
- Providing you with our services, including providing a personalised display of our Site;
- Storing and processing such information on our behalf; 
- Serving you with advertisements and assist us in evaluating the success of our advertising campaigns and help us retarget any of our users;
- Providing you with marketing offers and promotional materials related to our Site and services; 
- Performing research, technical diagnostics or analytics;
 
We may also disclose information if we have good faith to believe that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce our policies (including our Agreement), including investigations of potential violations thereof; (iii) investigate, detect, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or other wrongdoing, suspected fraud or security issues; (iv) to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; (v) prevent harm to the rights, property or safety of us, our users, yourself or any third party; or (vi) for the purpose of collaborating with law enforcement agencies and/or in case we find it necessary in order to enforce intellectual property or other legal rights.

User Rights
You may request to: 
- Receive confirmation as to whether or not personal information concerning you is being processed, and access your stored personal information, together with supplementary information. 
- Receive a copy of personal information you directly volunteer to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. 
- Request rectification of your personal information that is in our control.
- Request erasure of your personal information. 
- Object to the processing of personal information by us. 
- Request to restrict processing of your personal information by us.
- Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

However, please note that these rights are not absolute, and may be subject to our own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements. 

If you wish to exercise any of the aforementioned rights, or receive more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) using the details provided below:
hello(at)chesstennis.org.

Retention
We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide our services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies. Retention periods will be determined taking into account the type of information that is collected and the purpose for which it is collected, bearing in mind the requirements applicable to the situation and the need to destroy outdated, unused information at the earliest reasonable time. Under applicable regulations, we will keep records containing client personal data, account opening documents, communications and anything else as required by applicable laws and regulations. 

We may rectify, replenish or remove incomplete or inaccurate information, at any time and at our own discretion.

Cookies
We and our trusted partners use cookies and other technologies in our related services, including when you visit our Site or access our services. 

A "cookie" is a small piece of information that a website assign to your device while you are viewing a website. Cookies are very helpful and can be used for various different purposes. These purposes include allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, enable automatic activation of certain features, remembering your preferences and making the interaction between you and our Services quicker and easier. Cookies are also used to help ensure that the advertisements you see are relevant to you and your interests and to compile statistical data on your use of our Services. 

The Site uses the following types of cookies:
a. 'session cookies' which are stored only temporarily during a browsing session in order to allow normal use of the system and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed; 
b. 'persistent cookies ' which are read only by the Site, saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Such cookies are used where we need to know who you are for repeat visits, for example to allow us to store your preferences for the next sign-in; 
c. 'third party cookies' which are set by other online services who run content on the page you are viewing, for example by third party analytics companies who monitor and analyse our web access.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but Personal Information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. You may remove the cookies by following the instructions of your device preferences; however, if you choose to disable cookies, some features of our Site may not operate properly and your online experience may be limited.

We also use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about your use of the Site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users access the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, etc. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our Site and services. Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit sites, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this Site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

Third party collection of information
Our policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent you disclose your information to other parties or sites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Accordingly, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party that you choose to disclose information to. 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals whom we do not employ or manage, including any of the third parties which we may disclose information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. 

How do we safeguard your information?
We take great care in implementing and maintaining the security of the Site and your information. We employ industry standard procedures and policies to ensure the safety of the information we collect and retain, and prevent unauthorized use of any such information, and we require any third party to comply with similar security requirements, in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard information, we cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorised access or abuse our Site, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access.

Transfer of data outside the EEA 
Please note that some data recipients may be located outside the EEA. In such cases we will transfer your data only to such countries as approved by the European Commission as providing adequate level of data protection, or enter into legal agreements ensuring an adequate level of data protection.

Advertisements
We may use a third-party advertising technology to serve advertisements when you access the Site. This technology uses your information with regards to your use of the Services to serve advertisements to you (e.g., by placing third-party cookies on your web browser). 

You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") and the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA"). For more information about this practice by NAI and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/ and http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/ .

Marketing
We may use your Personal Information, such as your name, email address, telephone number, etc. ourselves or by using our third party subcontractors for the purpose of providing you with promotional materials, concerning our services, which we believe may interest you.  

Out of respect to your right to privacy we provide you within such marketing materials with means to decline receiving further marketing offers from us. If you unsubscribe we will remove your email address or telephone number from our marketing distribution lists. 

Please note that even if you have unsubscribed from receiving marketing emails from us, we may send you other types of important e-mail communications without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. These may include customer service announcements or administrative notices.

Corporate transaction
We may share information in the event of a corporate transaction (e.g. sale of a substantial part of our business, merger, consolidation or asset sale). In the event of the above, the transferee or acquiring company will assume the rights and obligations as described in this Privacy Policy.

Minors
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children. Under no circumstances shall we allow use of our services by minors without prior consent or authorisation by a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at hello(at)koosai.co.

Updates or amendments to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to periodically amend or revise the Privacy Policy; material changes will be effective immediately upon the display of the revised Privacy policy. The last revision will be reflected in the "Last modified" section. Your continued use of the Platform, following the notification of such amendments on our website, constitutes your acknowledgment and consent of such amendments to the Privacy Policy and your agreement to be bound by the terms of such amendments.

How to contact us
If you have any general questions about the Site or the information we collect about you and how we use it, you can contact us at hello(at)chesstennis.org.

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Last modified: 22 July 2022