The ASEAN Age Group (U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18 Boys & Girls) Championships, now in its 9th Edition will be held in Danang, Vietnam from 9-18 June 2008.
This flagship event of the ASEAN Chess Confederation has to date attracted a record 319 players from 10 countries – the 7 ASEAN member federations (Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and Thailand) plus representatives from India (1), Australia (2) and Korea (12) – and more entries are trickling in daily!
For the full official list of participants, please go to http://chess-results.com/Tnr13407.aspx?tnr=13407&art=27&lan=1&flag=30&m=-1
The Vietnam leg of the ASEAN Masters Circuit (IM Tournament) will be held concurrently, as well the ASEAN Seniors Championship, and the ASEAN Chess Confederation will also hold a Board Meeting on 15 June 2008 to discuss and plan the expansion of the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix 2007/8 as proposed by the Philippines, and will look into starting an ASEAN Clubs League as proposed by Indonesia.
by Peter Long,
Executive Director – ASEAN Chess Confederation