World Youth Chess Championships 2008

World Youth Chess Championships 2008

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The World Youth Chess Championships took place in the city of Vung Tau, Vietnam from 20-30 October.  This huge event included individual and team championships for the age groups of under 18's, under 16's, under 14's, under 12's, under 10's and under 8's.

Although many nationalities were represented it was the Indian contingent who dominated the overall medal table, obtaining 8 team gold medals and 4 individual gold medals.

The full list of winners:

Individual Champions
Open 18 IM Ivan Saric (Croatia) 8/11
Girls 18 WGM Valentina Golubenko (Croatia) 9/11
Open 16 IM Adhiban (India) 9/11
Girls 16 WFM Nazi Paikidze (Georgia) 9/11
Open 14 Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (India) 9/11
Girl 14 WIM Padmini Rout (India) 10/11
Open 12 Sayantan Das (India) 9.5/11
Girl 12 Zhai Mo (China) 8.5/11
Open 10 Jan-Krysztof (Poland) 9.5/11
Girls 10 Aleksandra Goryackina (Russia) 9/11
Open 8 - Tran Minh Thang (Vietnam) 10/11
Girl 8 - Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan) 10/11
Team Champions (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
Open 18 Vietnam, Russia, India
Girls 18 Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Croatia
Open 16 India, Canada, Vietnam
Girls 16 Vietnam, India, Georgia
Open 14 India, Russia, Vietnam
Girls 14 India, Vietnam, Philippines
Open 12 India, Vietnam, USA
Girls 12 India, Russia, Iran
Open 10 Iran, China, India
Girls 10 India, Vietnam, China
Open 8 - India, USA, Vietnam
Girls 8 India, Vietnam, USA

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