National amateur chess championship concludesSports
final round of the National Amateur Chess Championship, traditionally organized
on the Day of Constitution of Mongolia under auspice of the Parliament Speaker,
took place on January 12.
138 chess players in total; 102 men and 36 women competed in the Swiss-system chess tournament that lasted for two days.
In man’s category, D.Duurenjargal
from Dornod aimag won a gold medal, whereas A.Ariyabadral, citizen of Bayangol
district, and M.Baatar, citizen of Uvurkhanga aimag won silver and bronze
medals respectively. Special prizes went to B.Ochirsukh (Sukhbaatar aimag),
D.Sukh-Ochir (Darkhan-Uul aimag), G.Bayaraa (Khentii aimag) and B.Tsoggerel (Songinokhairkhan
In woman’s category, B.Khaliun won a gold medal, followed by silver and bronze medal winners K.Jannur, a citizen of Bayan-Ulgii aimag, and D.Munkhsaikhan, a citizen of Bayanzurkh district. B.Battsend (Ulaanbaatar city), ‘E.Batsuvd (Khentii aimag) and J.Altantsetseg (Uvs aimag) were awarded with special prizes.
Traditionally, male and female winners of the tournament were granted the right to compete in Asian Amateur Chess Championship and World Amateur Chess Championship.
First round of the championship commenced last November nationwide, with participation of 4885 amateur chess players. In the second round, over 800 players challenged for the provincial championship.