TEAM ASIA WINS INTERCONTINENTAL YOUTH TEAM ONLINE CHESS CUP

October 10, 2020

Intercontinental Youth Team Online Chess Cup, organised by Global Chess Festival and European Chess Union, concluded tonight.

After 6 played rounds played through Tornelo Online playing server, the Winner of the event became Team of Asia, with score of 11 match points (5 victories and 1 draw).

Second place went to Team Europe with score of 9 match points (4 victories, 1 draw and 1 loss).

Team America got the third place, while team Africa came fourth.

All the results, pairings and Final Ranking Crosstable can be found here.

Four teams from four continents participated the event: Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Each team consists of 16 boards (age categories):  

  • boys   –   (2 of each U12-U14-U16-U18 categories)
  • girls   –    (2 of each U12-U14-U16-U18 categories)

All 6 matches played in Round-Robin double matches system were LIVE Broadcasted through chess24.com page, as the official broadcaster of the event.

Congratulations to the Team Asia on becoming the 1st Intercontinental Online Youth Team Chess Champion and to all 64 players for participation and fair-play, who will as prize receive a Masterclass (1.5 hour) by GM Judit Polgar in two Groups of 32 players. Date and Time will be announced.

Shortly before the start of the first round today, the Opening ceremony took place Online, through the participants’ zoom call meeting. ECU Vice President, Dana Reizniece-Ozola, ECU Secretary General, Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou and Chairperson of FIDE Planning and Development Commission, Sonja Johnson, addressed and welcomed all the players and opened the event. Grandmaster Judit Polgar sent to participants the video message, which was played to them during the opening ceremony.

Organising and Arbiters Team:

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