Thursday, 21 June 2018

♣ 19th ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championships 2018

The 19th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championships 2018 was held at the Royal Mandaya hotel in Davao City, Philippines from June 19 to 27.

The event attracted 566 players from 12 countries including perennial ASEAN chess powerhouse Vietnam and host Philippines.
Other Southeast Asian competitors were from Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Singapore. Other participating countries were Denmark, India, Korea and Switzerland.
Below are the winners (standard events only) of the mentioned chess tournament.
STANDARD
  • Open - Under 8: Nguyen Vuong Tung Lam (Vietnam)
  • Open - Under 10: Pham Tran Gia Phuc (Vietnam)
  • Open - Under 12: Nguyen Quoc Hy (Vietnam)
  • Open - Under 14: Nguyen Lam Thien (Vietnam)
  • Open - Under 16: Canino Ronald (Philippines)
  • Open - Under 18: Bernardo Dale (Philippines)
  • Open - Under 20: Bersamina Paulo (Philippines)
  • Girls - Under 8: Dang Le Xuan Hien (Vietnam)
  • Girls - Under 10: Regidor Kaye Lalaine (Philippines)
  • Girls - Under 12: Racasa Antonella Berthe (Philippines)
  • Girls - Under 14:  Vuong Quynh Anh (Vietnam)
  • Girls - Under 16: Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong (Vietnam)
  • Girls - Under 18: Kieu Bich Thuy (Vietnam)
  • Girls - Under 20: Mendoza Shania Mae (Philippines)
  • Seniors - 50 & 65: Lupian Alexander (Philippines)
RAPID
In Rapid events, Vietnam collected 10 gold, 8 silver & 9 bronze medals while host Philippines won 4 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals. While Indonesia got a lone bronze medal.
BLITZ
In similar way, Vietnam topped the blitz events with 10 gold medals, 8 silver and 8 bronze medals. Philippines came second with 4 golds, 6 silver and 6 bronze medals. While Indonesia got another lone bronze medal.

Below is the overall medal tally and final ranking. Only four countries made it to the medal board.