24 October 2011, Kuala Lumpur - Latest News: The Malaysian squad left for Izmit, Turkey for the World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad at 10 AM, 23rd October. The squad consists of Roshan Singh, Jianwen, Eng Chiam, Elgin and Li Tian. The Team Manager is Mr.Lee Ewe Ghee. The send off at KLIA was officiated by ex-MCF Deputy President, Tuan Haji Ibrahim Abu Bakar.
There will be 27 teams participating this year. Russia is ranked first with an average rating of 2455, followed by Azerbaijan (second) with rating of 2361 and India with a rating of 2351. Malaysia is ranked 10th with an average FIDE rating of 2058. There will be three GM's and three IM's with numerous FMs participating in the Under 16 Chess Olympiad this year.
The official website for the tournament is on http://wyco2011.tsf.org.tr/ , and it is reported that the all boardswill be broadcast live. Get more details of the players, schedule and results from the tournament that will start at 10PM KL time, 24th Oct. 2011.
( report courtesy of James Wong)