Usaha Memajukan Olah Raga Catur Di Kota Kupang Nusa Tenggara Timur (An Effort To Promote Chess Sports In Kupang City, East Of Nusa Tenggara)


Masih ingatkah anda tentang olah raga catur?, mungkin anda bisa, mungkin anda mengerti, tetapi karena kesibukan anda sekarang ini maka mungkin saja anda melupakan olah raga satu ini. Kita pastinya menganggap bahwa catur adalah olah raga yang biasa akan tetapi ternyata olah raga ini memiliki efek positif yang banyak.

Do you still remember about chess sports ?, maybe you are expert on it, maybe you are understood about, but due to your busy day now then you might forget about this kind of sport. We certainly assume that chess is an ordinary kind of sport but actually it turns out that  has many positive effects.

 

Setiap ada acara pernikahan, kematian serta acara adat lainnya di NTT, maka pada malam harinya khususnya pada saat persiapan sampai hari terakhir acara banyak keluarga kerabat begadang atau dalam bahasa kupang disebut “mete”. Nah dari sinilah banyak dijumpai warga mengisi waktu dengan bermain catur atau permainan lainnya seperti main kartu seperti main poker atau domino agar suasana tetap ramai sepanjang waktu sesekali diisi dengan diskusi-diskusi ringan dan obrolan santai. Sungguh mengesankan ternyata dijumpai banyak warga baik muda – mudi bahkan sampai orang tua yang antusias bahkan berbakat pada dunia olah raga yang satu ini yakni catur.

In every  wedding, death and other traditional and ceremonial  events in NTT,  in the evening time, especially during preparation until the last day of the event, many families of relatives staying up late or in the language of Kupang called “mete”. Well, this is where many people passing the time  by playing chess or other games such as playing cards such as playing poker or dominoes to keep the atmosphere stays crowded all the time, and include to light discussions and casual chat. It is impressive thing that there is many young and old people so enthusiastic and even talented on playing this one kind of world sport, chess.

Permainan ini tidak semua orang bisa memainkannya dengan baik bahkan sekarang melupakannya. Ada tingkatan level yang menunjukkan keterampilan dalam bermain  catur di dunia percaturan Internasional. Dan sungguh baik dalam acara-acara adat di NTT ada yang mengisi waktu bermain catur. Usaha –usaha ini perlu ditingkatkan bahkan disupport agar generasi muda terus diisi aktifitas – aktifitas positif minimal melalui kegiatan yang sangat sederhana. Terus berkarya.

This game now relatively not everyone can play it well even  forget it. There are levels that show skills in playing chess in the international world of chess. And really well in traditional events in NTT there are those who fill the time to play chess. These efforts need improvement even supported by many parties so that the younger generation continues to form by positive activities – minimally through a very simple activities. Keep working well.

 

Article by Ketut Rudi

Photos by Jemmy Talan

Para Contributor : Molina Olivia, Edward Wijaya, Patrick Mikael

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