Monday, 21 April 2008

Record Entries at 9th ASEAN Age Groups in Danang, Vietnam

The ASEAN Age Group (U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18 Boys & Girls) Championships, now in its 9th Edition will be held in Danang, Vietnam from 9-18 June 2008.

This flagship event of the ASEAN Chess Confederation has to date attracted a record 319 players from 10 countries – the 7 ASEAN member federations (Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and Thailand) plus representatives from India (1), Australia (2) and Korea (12) – and more entries are trickling in daily!

For the full official list of participants, please go to http://chess-results.com/Tnr13407.aspx?tnr=13407&art=27&lan=1&flag=30&m=-1

During the tournament there will also be a "live" blog at http://www.aseanagegroups.blogspot.com and all participants are welcome to join and tell their stories!

The Vietnam leg of the ASEAN Masters Circuit (IM Tournament) will be held concurrently, as well the ASEAN Seniors Championship, and the ASEAN Chess Confederation will also hold a Board Meeting on 15 June 2008 which will also discuss and plan the expansion of the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix 2007/8 as proposed by the Philippines, and will also consider starting an ASEAN Clubs League as proposed by Indonesia.

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