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State Junior Draughts Championship challenges 620 players

By M.ZOLJARGAL

The State Junior Draughts Championship launched on Saturday at School No.42 in Songinokhairkhan District of Ulaanbaatar.
A total of 620 male and female players will compete in four age categories; five to seven, eight to 10, 11 to 13, and 14 to 16 years of age. The players will be challenged in the Swiss-system tournament, a non-elimination tournament format, on 10×10 board. The championship will have 11 rounds.
Contestants include students of both local and Ulaanbaatar schools.
The first two rounds of the championship concluded on Saturday. The finals will take place on Wednesday and the champions will be named.
Players who win the first six places will be able to compete in the Asia Draughts Championship, while those who win bronze, silver and gold medals will qualify to the Draughts World Championship.
Last year, Mongolian junior draughts players showed promising achievements.
G.Duurenbileg won a silver medal in the eight to 10 age category at the World Junior Draughts Championship. Furthermore, 15-year-old Mongolian draughts player M.Odgerel won a match against Latvia’s legendary draughts player and 12 time world champion Zoja Golubeva at the Women’s World Draughts Championship which was held in Ulaanbaatar last summer for the first time.

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