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#1 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:42 PM

Is Chess a sport?

#2 28 Barbary Lane

Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:43 PM

Not unless you using one of those giant chessboards lol.

#3 Dadto2

Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:43 PM

If it is then so is darts! I'd go with no.

#4 seayork2002

Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

A pastime? Hobby? yes but would not call it a sport

same as playing Monopoly, Scrabble, Draughts etc (well too me anyway)

#5 Weavile

Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:46 PM

View PostDadto2, on 10 September 2019 - 04:43 PM, said:

If it is then so is darts! I'd go with no.

No to chess, but I would classify darts as a sport.


Is there context to this question? My school used to have chess club or drama as options during sport time, but they still weren't actually sports.

#6 ~J_F~

Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:49 PM

No it’s not.

It’s an activity but it’s not a sport.

#7 Fennel Salad

Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:54 PM

Why do you ask?

#8 halcyondays

Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:55 PM

The IOC recognises chess as a sport and if you google them- they go through the definition and reasons why

#9 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:58 PM

i don’t think it is.....it’s a mind game, an activity for the brain....but sport to me implies some form of physical exertion. having said that (or written it...) if it was on offer at my kids school as a school “sport” - as an alternative to, say, soccer or basketball....and my kid wanted to do it, i would let him - as they hate those other two sports - and i can always ensure they get enough physical exercise in their own time. (not sure if that’s why you’re asking....)

#10 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:19 PM

I’d say it is a sport. And by many definitions of the word, it scrapes in as “sport”

It’s an activity, requiring skill, that follows set rules, that people compete in, often with an audience.


When I was in primary school I had to do a talk on a “sport”. I did my talk on ballet and pointed out that there were dance competitions, it was a physical activity, that has rules, and therefore scrapes in as a sport. Or something like that. Lol. The teacher accepted it anyway.

Edited by ~LemonMyrtle~, 10 September 2019 - 05:20 PM.


#11 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:29 PM

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It’s an activity, requiring skill, that follows set rules, that people compete in, often with an audience.

So could cooking be a sport too?

  

#12 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:32 PM

View PostRuf~Feral~es, on 10 September 2019 - 05:29 PM, said:



So could cooking be a sport too?

  

I don’t know, maybe if there was some rules of play.

#13 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:30 PM

View Post~LemonMyrtle~, on 10 September 2019 - 05:32 PM, said:

I don’t know, maybe if there was some rules of play.
Was thinking Master Chef and other cooking shows.

#14 Oriental lily

Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:56 PM

I would consider cooking more of a sport than chess .

Personally my opinion is that sport is about physical skill .

While chess is just a mental skill .

You need physical skill and mental skill for all sports .

Chess is a competition, but not a sport .

#15 MarciaB

Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:04 PM

I am not sure of the context of the question, however, no it isn't a sport.

Yes it is an activity, a skill, hobby etc.  My kids have both played chess for school, in school.

I would consider it in the same category as debating, public speaking, tournament of the minds etc.

#16 ekbaby

Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:05 PM

I misread this as “is cheese a sport”. Lol

#17 wilding

Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:26 PM

View Postekbaby, on 10 September 2019 - 07:05 PM, said:

I misread this as “is cheese a sport”. Lol

:rofl:

#18 Lunafreya

Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:41 PM

Blessed are the cheesemakers

#19 Chocolate Addict

Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:47 PM

I have read a lot lately that it is classed as a sport but I don't get how.

Darts is and indeed has a huge following. lol

#20 71Cath

Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:58 PM

View Post~LemonMyrtle~, on 10 September 2019 - 05:19 PM, said:


It’s an activity, requiring skill, that follows set rules, that people compete in, often with an audience.

Is poker a sport now? I had this argument with my ex years ago. By the above definition, it would appear to be a sport.

Dammit.

#21 MarciaB

Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:01 PM

If you use the Duke of Ed definition - skill not sport.

Sport requires physical exertion

#22 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:02 PM

darts i guess i get, because there’s some dexterity involved i guess, kind of like target shooting.....dunno about poker....it’s a game of skill, and chance....


#23 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:26 PM

I hope so.

If chess is a sport then gaming is as well and I spent at least two hours today "exercising" on Candy Crush. Go me.

#24 Lunafreya

Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:30 PM

Is sword fighting a sport?  It’s physical and I break up a sweat and get hurt.

#25 Paddlepop

Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:33 PM

View PostCranky Old Woman, on 10 September 2019 - 08:26 PM, said:

I hope so.

If chess is a sport then gaming is as well and I spent at least two hours today "exercising" on Candy Crush. Go me.

Same here, but Gardenscapes and Homescapes. Guess that also means that I've been gardening and renovating.

No, chess is not a sport. It's a board game.




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