School Holidays International Youth Chess Galore in Singapore!
It just got better! After posting about the ASEAN+ Age Group Championships from in 8-17 June 2015 in Singapore I noticed that they are also organising the Asian Schools Championships, from 30 May to 8 June 2015, so just before and also coinciding with the school holidays!
That is a lot of chess! But for many of our chess mad kids, probably not at all a problem should they have the chance to play in both.
However it should be noted that the ASEAN+ is played in categories from U-8 to U-20 while Asian Schools is from U-7 to U-17 and so with the National Age Group Championships played from U-8 to U-18 together with minimum national ratings being currently used as the official basis for selection, it is questionable if that system can properly (equitably) apply to determining participation in the Asian Schools.
Probably a challenge too far indeed for an MCF with practically no money, too many vested interests, and which is very technically limited.