World Youth Championships Begins Print
Monday, 20 October 2008 11:23
opening ceremony

The World Youth Championship 2008 was officially launched at a short but spectacular opening ceremony described by many as the best they had ever seen.

Held in Vung Tau, Ba Rai, Vietnam, a total of 885 participants from 73 countries are taking part, accompanied by an equal number of officials, parents, and coaches. All continents are well represented and if including the 20 candidate masters, there are 130 titled players (3 GMs, 4 WGMs, 16 IMs, 3 WIMs, 41 FMs, 43 WFMs, 11 CMs, and 9 WCMs)!

indoor games stadiumfirst round gets underway

The official website is where live games are broadcast, and daily reports, photos, and games can be found at

Insights to the event can be found at and the official media partner is  
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