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National junior chess champs starts in Hải Phòng

Update: July, 04/2018 - 07:00
Participants at the National Junior Chess Championships, which started in Đồ Sơn City in the northern province of Hải Phòng on July 3. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The National Junior Chess Championship started in Đồ Sơn City in the northern province of Hải Phòng on July 3.

The event attracted the participation of 940 players from nearly 40 teams across the country including Hà Nội, HCM City, Cần Thơ, Đà Nẵng, Thừa Thiên – Huế, Quảng Ninh and the Military team.

Participants will compete in the boys’ and girls’ categories across a number of age groups in rapid, blitz, standard and traditional chess formats.

According to the event’s organisers, the best players will be selected for the national teams to compete in the upcoming international events.

At the recent ASEAN Age Groups Chess Championship in Davao, Philippines, Việt Nam sent 109 chess players and they won 70 gold, 52 silver and 30 bronze medals. — VNS

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