The city of Kalutara (Sri Lanka) is hosting the 14th Asian Championship among schoolchildren 2018. In the rapid chess (Rapid) tournament, Kazakhstani chess players won four medals – 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Gold medals: in the age group of up to 17 years old – member of the women’s national team of Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda resident, Assel Serikbay (WFM, ELO rating 2179) and in the category under 15 years old – Shymkent resident, Zeynep Sultanbek (WCM, 1565). Zeynep – silver medalist of Kazakhstan championship 2018 in classics among juniors.
Silver medals went to the current world champion among schoolchildren from Almaty Dimash Tulendinov (under 7 years old, ELO rating 1421) and Zarina Nurgaliyeva from Atyrau (under 9 years old, 1900).
Bronze medals in category U17 were won by Arystan Isanzhulov (FM, 2142) from Semey and Nazerke Nurgali (WCM, 2058) from Kyzylorda.
It is to be recalled that the continental championship is attended by 12 young chess players from 5 regions of the country included in the team of official players from the Kazakhstan Chess Federation in accordance with best performances at the world championships, Asia and Kazakhstan among children and schoolchildren.
Within the framework of the Asian Championship, competitions will be held in 6 age categories – under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 years old. Open (open tournament) and among girls will be held separately.
The tournament in classical chess is heldd according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds.
On the closing day of the competition, on July 14, the blitz championship will be held.