Philippines, Vietnam win SEA Games Chess Print
Saturday, 13 December 2003 00:00
The Philippines won the gold in the men`s team event while Vietnam dominated the women`s team division in the SEA Games standard chess event held 8-13 December in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. GM Utut Adianto of Indonesia won the gold medal in the individual championship while Vietnam`s WGM Nguyen Thi Than An finished first in the women`s division. Visit the official chess web site . The Philippines won the gold in the men`s team event while Vietnam dominated the women`s team division in the SEA Games standard chess event held 8-13 December in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. GM Utut Adianto of Indonesia won the gold medal in the individual championship while Vietnam`s WGM Nguyen Thi Than An finished first in the women`s division. In the earlier Rapid chess individual and team events, the Philippines ruled the men`s division while Vietnam won two gold medals in the women`s division. Visit the official chess web site . Forty one players from eight countries and 34 women from seven countries competed in the 9-round Swiss system. The composite team standing is the total rank of the top four players of each country. SEA Games Standard Chess Event Men`s Individual Gold: Utut Adianto (INA) Silver: Susanto Megaranto (INA) Bronze: Eugene Torre (PHI) Women`s Individual Gold: Nguyen Thi Thanh An (VIE) Silver:"Le Kieu Thien Kim (VIE) Bronze: Siti Zulalaikha Foudzi (MAS) Men&rsquos Composite Team Rank: Gold: Philippines Silver: Indonesia Bronze: Vietnam Women&rsquos Composite Team Rank: Gold: Vietnam Silver: Indonesia Bronze: Philippines Men`s Rapid Chess Team Championship Gold - Philippines Silver - Vietnam Bronze -Singapore and Malaysia &quotMen`s Women`s Rapid Chess Team Championship Gold - Vietnam Silver - Indonesia Bronze - Singapore and Myanmar &quotWomen`s Men`s Rapid Chess Individual Championship Gold - IM Mark Paragua (PHI) Silver - FM Jason Go (SIN) Bronze - GM Dao Thein Hai (VIE) and GM Wu Shaobin (SIN) &quotMen`s Women`s Rapid Chess Individual Championship Gold - Hoang Thi Bao Tram (VIE) Silver - WIM Le Kieu Thien Kim (VIE) Bronze - WIM Beverly Mendoza (PHI) and WFM Siti Z Foudzi (MAS) &quotWomen`s
 
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