Saturday, May 14, 2011

2011 Asian Youth Chess Champioship: Subic Freeport,Olongapo City , Philippines

The 2011 Asian Youth Chess Championship organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation start May 15,2011 at the Subic Exhibition and Convention Center at Subic Freeport,Olongapo City , Philippines. The championship will be played in six categories for players under 8  , 10  , 12  ,  14  ,  16  ,  18  years old  in the Open and Girls competition.

The championship will be played in 7 or 9 Rounds Swiss System defending on the number of participants in each categories ( 7 rounds for 16 or few players and 9 rounds for more than 16 players). Medals  will be awarded to the top 5 players in each categories with the champions of all categories shall be awarded the title of FIDE Master (Women FM).The Under 18 and under 16 champions shall also receive an IM (WIM) norm equivalent to 9 games. A total of more than 260 players from 18 Asians countries confirm their participation with India sending the largest entries with 44 players and Vietnam with 31 players. Host Philippines with 24 players are expected to field more entries before the start of the championship.

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