4th World Schools Championships Begins Print
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 09:33

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The Singapore Chess Federation (SCF) is proud to host the 4th World Schools Chess Championships, a mega-event scheduled 23 to 30 July 2008 for some of the world's best chess players aged below 17 as of 1 January 2008.

This premier annual event has since its inception in 2004 been an important part of the international chess calendar under the auspices of the World Chess Federation.

Co-hosting this year's event with the SCF is Teck Ghee Community Club. The event is supported by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC), as well as the ASEAN Chess Academy, the only FIDE-endorsed chess academy in Asia.

This year's event has attracted more than 250 youths from 23 countries - including Colombia, Peru, Soth Africa and Zimbabwe in 12 age categories - Open & Girls Under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 & 17. Singapore, which is fielding 120 players, had won the U7 Boys and U11 Girls as well as the overall team titles in 2006.

The event venue is:

Teck Ghee Community Club, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10

and the event schedule is as follows:

 

Wednesday

23 July

15:00 Opening Ceremony

15:30 Round 1

Thursday

24 July

15:00 Round 2

Friday

25 July

15:00 Round 3

Saturday

26 July

09:00 Round 4

16:00 Round 5

Sunday

27 July

09:00 Round 6

16:00 Round 7

Monday

28 July

Free Day

Tuesday

29 July

15:00 Round 8

Wednesday

30 July

09:00 Round 9

15:00 Closing Ceremony

The Guest of Honour for the Opening Ceremony is Dr Lam Pin Min, Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC.

Should you need further information, please contact one of the following:

 

 

Tang Kum Foo

Honorary Treasurer, SCF

Hp: (65) 97310498

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Thomas Hoe

Executive Director, SCF

Hp: (65) 98520625

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 
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