3 July 2012, Kuala Lumpur – News of the recent chess activities of the Asian Chess Federation is here.
Asian Chess Federation Newsletter 3 July 2012
India top Asian Youth Championships in Sri Lanka
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Asian Chess Federation Secretary General Hisham Al Taher awarding team medals to the Girls Under-18 at the Asian Youth Championships in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka.
India and 5 other Countries win Gold in Asian Youth
India, Iran, Vietnam, China, Philippines and Mongolia won gold medals in the Asian Youth Championships, 24 June-2 July 2012 in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. Visit the Asian Chess Federation site for Medal Tally, photo sessions of all age groups and related news.
Ari Dale, Vineetha Wijesuriya and Tarek Al-Taher win the 2012 Asian Amateur. Ton Luchtmeijer wins Seniors.
Australian junior Ari Dale won the 2012 Asian Amateur Championship held 1-8 June 2012 at the Parramatta RSL Chess Club in Sydney. Vineetha Wijesuriya got the Women's title while Tarek Al Taher won the unrated. Ton Luchtmeijer topped the Asian Seniors. Visit ACF site for photos of Asian Amateur and Asian Seniors.
Quadruple Victory for India in Asian Juniors and Girls
Srinath Narayanan and Ivana Maria Furtado, both of India, won the Asian Juniors and Girls Championships, respectively, held 29th May to 8th June 2012 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Compatriots Swayams Mishra and Kulkarni Bhakti won the parallel junior and girls blitz championships, respectively. Visit the ACF site for photos, standings and pgn files.
China, India, Vietnam win honors in Asian Nations Cup
China scored a double victory in the Open and Women's divisions of the Asian Nations Cup held 15-27 May 2012 in Zaozhuang, China. India and Vietnam won silver and bronze medals, respectively. Asian Chess Federation president Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan opened the tournament. See ACF site for final standings. Vietnam men and Chinese women won the blitz championship. See photos and video coverage.
10th July Deadline for Registration in Istanbul Olympiad
The Organizing Committee has sent a reminder that 10th July 2012 is the deadline for the online registration to complete all registration process and information of delegations. After that date, online registration will be closed. Find more information at this link.
Leong re-elected ASEAN Chess Confederation President
The Annual General Meeting of the ASEAN Chess Confederation was held 16th June 2012 concurrent with the 13th ASEAN Age Group Championships in Hue, Vietnam. The ten countries comprising the Association, namely Brunei Darusallam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam re-elected Ignatius Leong President. Visit ACF site for new officers.
1st ASEAN International Youth Championships 2012
This event is organized by the Singapore Chess Federation under the auspices of the Singapore Sports Council, 6-12th of August 2012 with a prize fund of S$44,000. Visit the official web site.
Editor: Casto Abundo, Deputy President, Asian Chess Federation, Al Ain, UAE