From 18th to 30th of September the World Youth Chess Championships were held in Durban. The championship was organized by the South African Chess Federation. On September 29th the FIDE President arrived to Durban for the closing ceremony. The ceremony was held in the International Congress Center with 940 young chess players from 87 countries. This is the first such tournament on the African continent.

Final Standings

Boys U8/ U10/ U12/ U14/ U16/ U18

Girls U8/ U10/ U12/ U14/ U16/ U18

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Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE President


Eldo Smart, President of Chess South Africa


With the representatives of the South Africa Chess Federation


Under 18 category winners – girls

1st place – Dinara Saduakassova KAZ
2nd place – Filiz Osmanodja GER
3rd place – Xiao Yiyi CHN


Under 18 category winners – boys

1st place – Olexandr Bortnyk UKR
2nd place – Suri Vaibhav IND
3rd place – Henriquez Villagra Cristobal CHI

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