Third Armenian interscholastic chess tournament concludes in Shushi
Published: Friday May 15, 2009
Shushi, Nagorno-Karabakh - The finals of the Armenian Republican Interschool Chess Tournament took place in Shushi, Karabakh, on May 6. Eighteen teams from all the regions of Armenia, Karabakh, and Javakhk (Georgia) participated.
The competition was jointly organized by Armenia's Chess Federation, Armenia's Ministry of Education and Science, and the AGBU.
The national student tournament seeks to support the development of chess in Armenia, foster new talent, and help maintain Armenia's leading position in the world chess community. About 700 schools from across Armenia, Karabakh, and Javakhk vie for the championship title. AGBU provided 2,000 chessboards to participating schools and awarded medals and personal computers to the winning teams.
Karabakh President Bako Sahakian attended the championship event and congratulated all the participants in the finals. Also in attendance at the award ceremony were Smbat Lputian, vice president of the Armenian Chess Federation, Ashot Ghazarian, AGBU Armenian representation director, Vrezh Ordian, deputy director of Armenia's Chess Academy, Razmik Hovsepian, chairperson of the Karabakh Sports Committee, and Arpat Avanessian, president of Karabakh's Chess Federation.
This year's championship was won by three Yerevan teams: School #171 (1st), School #55 (2nd), and School #147 (3rd). The members of the first-place team are: Tigran Iskandaryan, Maxim Gevorkian, Magelan Mkhitaryan, and Liana Avoyan.
For more information, please visit AGBU's YouTube Channel (youtube.com/agbuvideo) to watch a television segment (in Armenian) about the competition.