NEWS AND EVENTS
March 19, 2007
Tashkent will hold Asian checkers championship among youth
Hotel \"Sayohat\" in Tashkent will hold Asian checkers championship among youth in 22-31 March. Uzbekistan Federation of Checkers and the Ministry of Culture and Sports will be the main organizers of the tournament.
120 checkers players in the age of 12 till 20 years from South Korea, Mongolia, Iran, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and India will take part in the competitions besides our compatriots. Checkers is one of promptly developing kinds of sports in our country. Our checkers players Saidkosim Aliev, Gulsum Aliev, Ravshan Tolibjonov, Alisher Ortikov and Nikolay Mishansky repeatedly became prize-winners of the World championships and Asian tournaments.
Last year in the World Olympiad on 64-cellular checkers among teenagers and youth which was hold in St.-Petersburg the combined team of Uzbekistan outperformed the representatives of ten countries and was the second place among men and the third among girls.