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Singapore ranked second amongst Asean countries at the world youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2013

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Team Singapore competing in Round 1.

Singapore finished second amongst all ASEAN countries in the Team Category at the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2013. Overall, Singapore shared the 15th position with Kyrgyzstan, placing above Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau and Taipei.

72 teams from 26 countries competed in the Olympiad held at Chongqing, China between 21 Jul and 30 July by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Chinese Chess Association.

Five members of the National Junior Squad were selected to represent Singapore in this tournament – Liu Xiangyi, Wong Yee Chit, Lau Xian Hui Rudolph, Tan Tze Lin Tommy, and Lew Zhi Hong.

From left: Tommy Tan, Wong Yit Chee, Liu Xiangyi, Tony Tan (Team Captain), Rudolph Lau, Lew Zhi Hong.

Full result lists and tournament details can be found on the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2013’s Official Website at

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