EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 IN BATUMI STARTED

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 IN BATUMI STARTED

he 24th European Youth Chess Championship has officially started. The competition gathered 989 young chess players from 45 European countries, divided in 12 categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, boys and girls separately.
The Championship takes place in Batumi, costal town in Georgia, 18-29 October, 2014 in hotel Sheraton Batumi.
Last evening the opening ceremony was held in Batumi Drama Theatre in the great atmosphere and with rich cultural and art programme.
Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of the European Chess Union greeted all the participants and wished them a successful tournament.
Before the first round started, Mr Azmaiparashvili made a symbolic first move in the game between Matyas Marek and Avital Boruchovsky on board 1 in the group Boys U18.
The games are broadcast live every day 3.00 pm local time. Full Info – Live

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