Athletes compete at the 2019 National Team Chess Championship in HCM City. — Photo vietnamchess.vn
HÀ NỘI — The National Team Chess Championship will be held in Bắc Giang Province on June 5-15.
More than 300 athletes who are the best masters of 17 cities and provinces will take part in the tournament which is known as the TPBank Cup.
They will compete in four categories of standard, rapid and blitz chess for men’s and women’s teams and mixed doubles.
HCM City, Hà Nội, Thừa Thiên-Huế and the hosts are title favourites in this competition.
Athletes ranked in the top 32 will secure their berths at the 2021 National Chess Championship.
Later on, the National Junior Chess Championship will be held on July 22 to August 2 in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province.
Athletes will vie for 128 sets of medals in eight age groups ranging from U6 to U20 for boys and girls.
Masters who rank in top 20 of this tournament will win their slots at the National Best Junior Chess Championship which will be organised in Quảng Ninh Province on August 20-31. Competitors who won international medals in 2019 and 2020 will automatically earn berths to compete here. — VNS