Last year’s participation of Caissa’s Miguel Angel and Mei Jing in the Dutch Open Youth (ONJK) was memorable. First, Miguel Angel became Open Dutch Champion U8 with 9 out of 11 and brought this prestigious title home to Hong Kong!
But second, and from various angles more importantly, we were glad to have participated in a tournament organised in a proper child friendly way. It is clear that Holland, a country small by population and area, but with over 30 Grand Masters and number 6 in the last chess Olympiad (just behind three former Soviet powerhouses, China and the USA) knows how to make and keep children fond of playing chess.
The 2014 (and 40th!) edition will be held from 4-9 August. No plans for the summer yet? From Caissa we will be going with a few players. Hong Kong youth interested to go to a small typical Dutch town and play in a magnificent chess event, drop us a note ([email protected]) for more information about how we can coordinate this further – or visit the ONJK site directly for further information.