|Athletes compete in the boys’ U19 category of the National Junior Chinese Chess Championship in HCM City on Friday. — Photo vov.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Ngô Thừa Ân of HCM City won the rapid Chinese chess event of the girls’ U13 category at the National Junior Chinese Chess Championship in HCM City on Friday.
Ân totalled seven points after nine rounds. Her teammate Đỗ Mai Phương and Quách Minh Châu of Hà Nội were the runners-up with seven and 6.5 points.
In the girls’ U15 division, Lại Quỳnh Tiên of HCM City triumphed with six points, followed by Ngô Thị Bảo Trân of HCM City and Lê Mai Tuệ Anh of Bắc Kạn.
In the girls’ U18 event, Hanoian Kiều Bích Thủy won with 5.5 points. Nguyễn Diệu Thanh Nhân and Trần Thị Bích Hằng of Bình Dương finished second and third.
Meanwhile, Nguyễn Diệu Hà of Hà Nội and Đinh Trần Thanh Lam of HCM City triumphed in the U7 and U19 categories, respectively.
On the boys’ side, Hoàng Nhật Minh Huy of HCM City took gold in the U7 event with seven points, followed by Phạm Phú An and Nguyễn Huy Vũ of Hà Nội.
In the U9 category, Hà Khả Uy brought Bình Phước a gold medal after gaining 8.5 points. Phan Huy Hoàng and Lê Nguyễn Khang Nhật of HCM City took silver and bronze medal.
In the U11 event, Nguyễn Tấn Phát of HCM City defeated 43 others to win gold with 7.5 points. His teammates Huỳnh Hào Phát and Nguyễn Quốc Toàn got silver and bronze.
Hà Nội grabbed two more golds through Trần Anh Dũng and Hoàng Xuân Chính in the U13 and U18 events, respectively.
Players are competing in eight different age groups ranging from U7 to U18 for boys and girls in four categories: standard, traditional, rapid and blitz. — VNS