MINSK, 4 May (BelTA) – The final stage of the national junior chess competitions will kick off in Minsk on 4 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the Presidential Sports Club.
During the four-day tournament, 14 school teams from all regions of Belarus will met at the National Center for Olympic Training in Chess and Checkers to compete in seven rounds according to the Swiss system. Each team consists of four players under 14 years old, including at least one girl. The winner of the Belarusian tournament will compete in the Russian international tournament White Rook to be held on the Black Sea coast in Krasnodar Krai in early June. The tournament will feature about 100 teams from all Russian regions, as well as the best teams from other countries.
In Belarus the White Rook tournament has been held since 2015. The competition for young chess players was first held in the Soviet Union in 1968. In 2021 the winner of the national tournament was the team of Orsh school No.13. A gymnasium from Rogachev placed second. Bronze went to the chess players of Minsk gymnasium No.40.
The tournament is organized by the Sports and Tourism Ministry, the Education Ministry, the Presidential Sports Club and the Belarusian Chess Federation.