Countrywide chess tournament ends

The countrywide chess tournament has wrapped up. Organized by “Tahsil” Republican Sport Center in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the tournament aimed to promote World Chess Olympiad among schoolchildren.

The team of Guba city secondary school No. 2 won the tournament. Lankaran city school and lyceum complex No. 4 ranked second, while Ujar district secondary school No. 1 finished third.

The winners were awarded the cup, certificates and valuable prizes by the Ministry of Education.

The tournament aimed to promote chess and World Chess Olympiad to be held in Baku from September 1-16, 2016 among schoolchildren and ensure parents` active participation in the school life.

Launched in April, the tournament saw participation of around 55000 schoolchildren from more than 4000 secondary schools. Each team included an 8th or lower grade schoolboy and schoolgirl, a parent and a teacher.