Asian Youth Chess Championships Begins in Chiangmai, Thailand

Following a simple opening ceremony, the Asian Youth Championships held from 1-10 April 2018 in Chiangmai, Thailand, got under way with the Rapid Chess Competition.

Before the start, the championships could already be considered a huge success with the statistics showing a record breaking 1,130 entries in 3 categories of competition – Standard, Rapid and Blitz chess – in age groups from under 8 to under 18, both for boys (open) and girls from 26 countries.

Detailed results can be found at:

Congratulations is due to the organizing team of the Thailand Chess Federation led by its Secretary, International Organiser Sahapol Naknavich under the auspices of and supported by the Asian Chess Federation.