The International Chess Festival organized by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation with the support of RosAtom Corporation, FIDE and the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan was successfully completed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The Closing Ceremony was held right after the conclusion of the most important part of the festival, the Central Asia Junior Championship which saw a double success of the host team.
The ceremony was attended by Ali Malak Zad Ghulam (the President of Afghanistan Chess Federation), Vyacheslav Pak (Deputy Director of the National Agency for Project Management under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan), Sayfullo Akhmedov (Deputy Chairman of the Uzbekistan Trade Unions Federation), Bakhodir Umurzakov (Deputy Minister of Employment and Labor relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan), Husan Turdialiev (First Vice President of the Chess Federation of Uzbekistan), Rajai Alsusi (Executive Manager of Sharjah Chess Club) and Abasin Mohibi (General Secretary of Afghanistan Chess Federation).
As part of the development program, four Central Asia national chess federations (Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan) received 20 chess clocks each to help organize the events in their countries. These clocks were provided by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation with the support of RosAtom Corporation, FIDE and the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Final standings of Central Asia Junior Championship:
1. Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB) – 7½
2. Nodirbek Yakubboev (UZB) – 7½
3. Saidakbar Saydaliev (UZB) – 6½
1. Nilufar Yakubbaeva (UZB) – 8
2. Xeniya Balabayeva (KAZ) – 7½
3. Sitora Saparov (UZB) – 6½