World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championships: Day 2
World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championships day 2
The 2nd FIDE World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championships among boys and girls under 8, 10 and 12 years are underway in Minsk, Belarus from 22nd till 24th of June.
5 rounds have been played on the second day of the World Cadets Rapid Chess Championship and after the final 9th round we have the names of the winners and medalists. Results in Rapid: Boys U8:
1. Khumoyun Begmuratov (Uzbekistan) - 8.5 points out of 9, 2. Aleksandr Usov - 8, 3. Platon Krasnoperov - 7.5 (both from Russia). Girls U8:
1. Varvara Kuzmina (Russia) - 8, 2. Wiktoria Smietanska (Poland) - 7.5, 3. Alina Prochaieva (Ukraine) - 7. Boys U10:
1. Tykhon Cherniaiev (Ukraine) - 7.5, 2. Patrik Pershin - 7.5, 3. Ivan Tokmantsev - 7.5 (both from Russia). Girls U10:
1. Samantha Edithso (Indonesia) - 8.5, 2. Afruza Khamdamova (Uzbekistan) - 7.5, 3. Anna Shukhman (Russia) - 7. Boys U12:
1. Bardiya Daneshvar (Iran) - 8, 2. Almas Rakhmatullaev (Uzbekistan) - 8, 3. Artsiom Strybuk (Belarus) - 7.5. Girls U12:
1. Umida Omonova (Uzbekistan) - 7.5, 2. Veronika Shubenkova - 7, 3. Mariya Alekseenko - 7 (both from Russia).
On June 24th, Minsk will host the second World Cadets Blitz Chess Championship among boys and girls under 8, 10 and 12 years old. The awarding ceremony will take place at 5:30 pm after the end of the World Blitz Championship.
The championships are held in Palace of Sport in Minsk, Belarus. 747 young chess players from 27 countries are taking part in the event.
British embassy ambassador in Minsk Fionna Gibb and other distinguished guests visited the second tournament day and talked to the young players from England.
More than 50 arbiters are taking care of the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championship, the Chief Arbiter is IA Takis Nikolopoulos.
GM and famous trainer Vladimir Tukmakov had a presentation of his new book in the media center.
Chess photo exhibition of RCF Press Officer Etery Kublashvili and FIDE Press Officer Anastasiya Karlovich, which was organized by Belarus Chess Federation, is placed near the playing hall. Thus, children and their parents can see the photos of chess legends and young players.
World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championships started in Belarus
The 2nd FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Championships among boys and girls under 8, 10 and 12 years old have started in Minsk, Belarus on 22nd of June. The championships will be held in Palace of Sport in Minsk, Belarus. 747 young chess players from 27 countries are taking part in the event. 4 rounds of the rapid Championship were played on June 22, the rest 5 rounds are scheduled on June 23rd. The blitz championship will take place on June 24.
The opening ceremony was attended by Chairman of the City Executive Committee of Minsk Andrei Shorets, First Deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus Vyacheslav Durnov, Head of the Belarusian Chess Federation Anastasia Sorokina, and FIDE official representative, the tournament’s Chief Arbiter IA Takis Nikolopoulos, British embassy ambassador in Minsk Fionna Gibb and other distinguished guests.
Chief Arbiter and the Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters Commission Takis Nikolopoulos greeted the guests and participants at the opening ceremony, which took place just before the start of the first round:
“Dear Mr. Durnov, First Deputy Minister of Sport and Tourism, dear Anastasia Sorokina, Head of the Belarusian Chess Federation, dear Andrei Shorets City Executive Committee of Minsk,
Ladies and gentlemen
It is a great honour for me to welcome all of you here, on behalf of the World Chess Federation uniting 189 countries of the world, in this beautiful city of Minsk for the second edition of the World Cadet Rapid and Blitz Championships.
Belarus has been very active in the international chess scene and we are confident that all the tournaments and events which they undertake to organise, will be held according to the highest standards.
I am sure many of you have already experienced their warm hospitality and are enjoying great conditions here in Minsk
I wish you a successful tournament and a pleasant stay in Minsk
Gens Una Sumus”.
Chairman of the City Executive Committee of Minsk Andrei Shorets
Deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus Vyacheslav Durnov
Head of the Belarusian Chess Federation Anastasia Sorokina
First Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Maxim Ryzhenkov visited the venue during the third round.