Young Belarusian chess players will compete for White Rook

MINSK, May 4 (BelTA) — The final round of national junior chess competitions will start in Minsk on May 4, BelTA has learned from the Presidential Sports Club’s press service.

During the four-day tournament, 14 school teams from all regions of Belarus will meet at the National Olympic Chess and Checkers Training Center to compete in seven rounds according to the Swiss system. Each team is made up of four players under the age of 14, including at least one girl. The winner of the Belarusian tournament will participate in the Russian international White Rook tournament to be held on the Black Sea coast in Krasnodar Krai in early June. The tournament will feature around 100 teams from all Russian regions, as well as top 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 school team Orsh No.13. A Rogachev gymnasium ranked second. The bronze went to chess players from gymnasium No. 40 in Minsk.

The tournament is organized by the Ministry of Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Education, the Presidential Sports Club and the Belarusian Chess Federation.

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