EICC 2012

European Individual Chess Championship 2012

MASSAGES IN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Much has been said about the history of chess, but in truth the only thing that can be said properly is that chess is as old as civilization, because in excavations made in Mesopotamia (region between the Tigris Rivers And Euphrates) objects have been found that showed that chess or similar game existed at least 4000 years before Christ.
The first chess tournament takes place in 1575, in Madrid, under the auspices of Philip II. They met the four best players of the moment; Two Spanish priests (Ruy López de Segura and Alfonso Cerón) and two Italians (Paolo Boi and Leonardo da Cutri), Felipe II, who like many other nobles was a chess fan, gave the winner a layer of ermine, a thousand ducats and ordered the exemption Of taxes for his hometown.
Since the first international chess tournament with a vocation to be held regularly, it is in London 1851, chess tournaments have become the standard form of chess competition among players.
In Uruguay, the Uruguayan chess federation (FUA) was founded in 1926 and its headquarters is located in Montevideo.
It is currently chaired by Bernardo Roselli.
Identify the problem:
What is the problem?
The people who practice this activity are subjected to situations of muscular tension, stress, numbness of lower limbs, migraine, hours of concentration, among others; They maintain that an incorrect position is maintained which are maintained in the time during hours, and even days, aggravating each of the previous ones.
Tension to participate in any championship beyond one kind.
According to the type of championship: against time or indeterminate time.
The experiences in the championship days (outside this one) also contribute to these problems.
Who is affected?
As mentioned above we can clearly deduce that it is aimed at the participants of a chess championship. It does not remove that it can not be applied also to people related to it, and also suffer from these pathologies; Such as judges, organizers, instructors, etc.
What is the general objective?
The main objective is to increase the performance of competitors through reducing stress and what it entails.
What are the specific objectives?
Apply different techniques of massages and mobilizations in different stages of the championship.
Proposal:
The proposal put forward is the division of four instances of this activity.
In the first instance we find the time before the start of the competition (days before) this will be held in the hotel where the participants are staying.
The second instance is developed just before the start of the games. (Hours before) this takes place in the same place of the competition.
The third instance is made after the games. (Minutes / hours later) this is also performed at the place of competition.
The fourth and final instance is presented after the completion of the championship (the next day) is held in the hotel where the participants are staying.
1) In the first instance we find the time before the start of the competition (days before) this will be held in the hotel where the participants are staying.
Recommended for the same massage include:

massage relax: consists of a set of techniques and maneuvers on the back, feet and hands.

Hot stone massage: this is the most recommended when we talk about relaxation, given that we work with stones at a very pleasant temperature for the body and the series of movements made with these allows to enter a state of comfort.
2) The second instance is developed just before the start of the games. (Hours before) this takes place in the same place of the competition.
The techniques used are:

Massage relaxing scalp and face: they are soft but firm movements performed by the hands and fingers technician on the patient ‘s scalp causing it to relax and have a good blood supply in this area .; Likewise also in the face. This will help concentration; Relaxation and performance.

Relax massage in a massage chair: this massage will serve to release tensions, relax, transmit tranquility and decrease the anxiety caused by activities like this.
3) The third instance is made after the games. (Minutes / hours later) this is also performed at the place of competition.
The techniques used are:

Mobilizing MMII: We recommend this activity to activate the circulation of the lower limbs due to the time that remain immobile is diminished.

Massage descontracturante in chair: if in spite of the work done in previous stages our patient presents contractures will be made descontracturantes massage to release the tensions acquired during the game.

Massage on hands and forearms: it is performed with a set of techniques and maneuvers in order to relax and release the tensions generated previously.
4) The fourth and final instance is presented after the completion of the championship (the other day) is held in the hotel where the participants are staying.
The technique is applied:

Relieving Massage: We will carry out in order to eliminate contractures and intentions generated during the competition thanks to a set of techniques and maneuvers.
Beneficiaries:
Direct: are the competitors to which this procedure is applied.

Indirect: FUA, family, institute, department or country to which they represent, etc.
Human resources:
Number of people required: according to the number of participants.

Characteristics of the person required: masseuse enabled by the MSP.
Operational resources:
type and quantity of materials: massage chair, couch, bed sheets, fields, table, soap, towels, alcohol 70 °, black stones, spray, oils, creams, among others.
Funding:
To carry out this activity a contract will be made by championship taking into account the number of days and competitors among other variables.

Evaluation:
After the championship will be evaluated along with the FUA through a survey.

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