241 chess players join National Youth Chess Championship

General Directorate for Sport and Culture, Sports and Tourism Department of Lam Dong province co- hosted an opening ceremony of the 2016 National Youth Chess Championship in Da Lat city on August 15.

Crowded chess players nationwide join the 2016 National Youth Chess Championship. (Photo:SGGP)

Around 241 chess players from 21 sport delegations nationwide compete in individual and group categories of the men and women’s rapid and blitz chess game division. The competition is open for chess players under 20 years of age.

Accordingly, Ho Chi Minh City has 66 chess players taking part in the sport event followed by Lam Dong and Hanoi respectively with 32 and 22 players.

The organization board said after the each standard chess round, the winners will have chance to compete in Asian and Southeast Asian Youth Chess Championship in 2017.

The 2016 National Youth Chess Championship runs till August 23.

By Doan Kien- Translated by Huyen Huong

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