15:18 28/06/2008

`Jermuk 2008'`Juvenile Championship Has Started

On the eve `Jermuk 2008' Juvenile Chess Championship has been started
in Jermuk. It is being held third time. Before the beginning of the
tournament the participants showed an honor in memory of Karen Asryan,
Armenian thrice chess champion and the chess school in Jermuk is
called after him.

`Jermuk 2008' brings together 8-20-year-old 100 chess players from
Armenia, Russia and Persia. It will be held by 9 stages with Swiss
system: The prize fund is 3.27 mln AMD.

The championship has been organized by `Chess' chess academy. It was
founded by Smbat Lputyan in 2002 and was supported by former
prime-minister Serj Sergsyan. The academy has 30 branches and soon
will have ones in abroad.