Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Asian team chess meet from Wednesday

Sasikiran and Neelotpal Das will head the India-A and India-B men’s teams respectively for the 15th Asian Team Chess Championship-2007 to be held at Swarnabharati Indoor Stadium from Jan 2 to 10.

Dronavalli Harika and Swati Ghate will lead the Indian-A and India-B women’s teams respectively.

While 15 teams from seven countries are taking part in the event, Wang Yue from China holds the highest rating with 2,703. The winners of the men’s championship will qualify for the the World Team Chess Championship conducted by the World Chess Federation. The event will be organised by East Coast Chess Association, All Vizag District Chess Association and Andhra Pradesh Chess Association. State Bank of India, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation are the sponsors.

The video footage and images of these tournaments can be watched over the websites: www.vizagchess.net or www.apchess.net