Kudos to my Chairman Jacob Aagaard for making this happen... with the help of our esteemed panel of judges we have restored credibility to the awards.
Six months in the doing to rationalise long standing arrears with the backing of the FIDE Management Board.
Our thanks to AICF Secretay Bharat Singh Chauhan for his full support to make this happen in conjunction with the World Youth Championships.
This is one highlight for us to work with such a forward thinking and vibrant community to support development efforts there. Here FIDE Executive Director Victor Bologan was instrumental in making it possible.
Very happy that China has opened up and are now supportive to working with FIDE and TRG on conducting trainer seminars there. A very big thank you to CCA Secretary Abigail Tian Hong Wei and her fantastic team and even more so a big debt to a very old friend and China's first World Champion Xie Jun.
The Asian Dragons Invitational started by Chinese Taipei has played a key role in developing the region.
Held in conjunction with the long running ASEAN Age-Group Championships and with huge interest from locals... and team Vietnam!