Team Singapore won ten gold medals at the 14th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship 2013
13 June, 2013
Singapore Chess Federation
Singapore Players at the Closing Ceremony of the 14th ASEAN+
Age-Group Chess Championships 2013.
Team Singapore had won a
total of 34 Medals at the 14th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championships
2013 organized by the Thailand Chess Federation with the support of the World
Chess Federation (FIDE). This includes 20 Team Medals (3 Gold, 8 Silver, and
9 Bronze Medals) and 14 Individual Medals (7 Gold, 1 Silver, and 6 Bronze
426 competed in the event held
in Chiang Mai, Thailand from the 05 June 2013 to 14 June 2013, there were three
chess tournaments held throughout the course of 10 days – Standard, Rapid, and
Blitz Chess. Each country was allowed to register any number of players to
participate in the Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, and Under
20 Age Groups for Girls and Open. There was also a separate category for
Seniors Above 50.
Singapore was represented
by 49 of our juniors and 3 senior veterans. The medals came after the Singapore
team undergo a week of intensive training prior to the tournament. All junior
representatives are from the National Junior Squad and have been undergoing
regular trainings at the Singapore Chess Federation.
total of 13 countries namely Bangladesh,
China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore,
Thailand, Taipei and Vietnam participated in the event. Apart from the ASEAN
countries, there was also a young representative from Russia.
Full result lists and
tournament details can be found on the 14th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess
Championships 2013’s Official Website at 14thaseanagegroupchess.com.
More information can be
found at "www.singaporechess.org.sg.