From 6-12 August Singapore hosts the first ASEAN International Youth Chess Championships which attracted about 200 youth players from around 16 different countries.
The participants from Hong Kong are:
Category Under 14: Wong Yee Chit, with a FIDE rating of 1803 is serious contender and his 3rd place after 6 rounds with 4.5 points proves this point.
In the same category Under 14 Jeffrey Lam Ting Hei is in 16nd position with 2.5 points.
In the category Under 11 Benjamin Oh Yau Teng is the only player to defend Hong Kong and with 3 out of 6 he is decently placed 37th out of 72 participants.
In the category Under 8 Hong Kong has three participants: the brothers Harold Kwong Wing Shun and James Kwong Wing Ki and our Caissa Club’s own Miguel-Angel Garceran Wang.
Harold, who is at least a year or 2 younger than the average of this group scored 1 out of 6 but in experience points he is collecting a lot more.
James started off very well with 3 wins in a row, but stayed on this score after 6 rounds, on 19th place.
Miguel Angel collected 4 wins after 6 rounds and ranks 12th. Miguel Angel’s 4th win was an interesting Philidor exchange with a very daring check mate plan.
Good luck to all our Hong Kong boys tomorrow and Sunday for the last 3 rounds. Below the ranking in the group Under 8 in a cross table after 6 rounds: