From July 13 to July 20 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), the Asian Schools Chess Championship was held. The games were broadcast on the idChess platform, and the idChess chess video arbiter (VAR) assisted the arbiters in judging.
Games under the ages of 11, 9 and 7 were broadcast by idChess and the VAR system was applied. Arbitrators from different countries gave a very positive assessment of the new tool at work and shared their impressions of working with the idChess broadcast and VAR video assistant.
The numerous team of Uzbekistan was left without awards in only three categories out of twelve. In the rest, representatives of Uzbekistan collected 2 gold medals, 2 silver and 8 bronze.
In terms of the number of awards in the classical championship, the teams of India (3 gold medals, 1 silver), Mongolia (2 gold, 2 silver) and Kazakhstan (1 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze) lead.
Two Russian chess players performed excellently at the championship:
Open U17 — 1st place, Alexander Khripachenko
Girls under the age of 15 — 3rd place, Darmaeva Nomina.
Sri-Lankan chess players took the lead in two ages: 1st place among girls under the ages of 13 and 7.
Photos by Uzbekistan Chess Federation