Contribute to the development of Brazilian and Latin American chess, through the professionalization of events, recognition of chess players with valuable historical contributions, and the encouragement of young talents.



The Associação Sul Catarinense de Xadrez (ACX) is a private non-profit entity, founded in 2008 and managed by parents and athletes. Its main objective is to promote and encourage chess as a sport, educational, and social inclusion tool.

Since 2021, it has been working in partnership with the City of Criciúma, Santa Catarina/Brazil, through the Municipal Sports Foundation (FME-Criciúma), to promote chess at the municipal and regional levels. It had a similar role during the “Xadrez que Educa” project in Içara, Santa Catarina, from 2012 to 2020.

Event Director

Claudionor Pirola

+55 (48) 99612-4359