The 2008 World Youth Chess Champions Print
Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:19
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All good things must come to an end and so the World Youth Championships held in Vung Tau, Vietnam concludes tonight with yet another spectacular closing and prize giving ceremony tonight.


But we can already salute the 2008 World Youth Champions!

Open 18 - IM Ivan Saric (Croatia) 8/11
Girls 18 -  WGM Valentina Golubenko (Croatia) 9/11

Open 16 - IM Adhiban (India) 9/11
Girls 16 - WFM Nazi Paikidze (Georgia) 9/11  

Open 14 - Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (India) 9/11
Girl 14 - WIM Padmini Rout (India) 10/11

Open 12 - Sayantan Das (India) 9.5/11
Girl 12 - Zhai Mo (China) 8.5/11 

Open 10 - Jan-Krysztof (Poland) 9.5/11
Girls 10 - Aleksandra Goryackina (Russia) 9/11

Open 8 - Tran Minh Thang (Vietnam) 10/11
Girl 8 - Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan) 10/11

India is the biggest winner and the easy overall winners with 4 Golds followed by Croatia with 2 and Georgia, China, Poland, Russia, Kazakhstan and hosts Vietnam with one apiece.


The team event results (taking the top 3 scores of a country's players in each section), Gold-Silver-Bronze, are as follows:

Open 18 - Vietnam, Russia, India
Girls 18 - Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Croatia

Open 16 - India, Canada, Vietnam
Girls 16 - Vietnam, India, Georgia

Open 14 - India, Russia, Vietnam
Girls 14 - India, Vietnam, Philippines

Open 12 - India, Vietnam, USA
Girls 12 - India, Russia, Iran

Open 10 - Iran, China, India
Girls 10 - India, Vietnam, China

Open 8 -India, USA, Vietnam
Girls 8 - India, Vietnam, USA 


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