Opening Ceremony of the Final Stage of the 12th School Chess Olympiad


The opening ceremony of the final stage of the 12th School Chess Olympiad took place today in Goris. The School Chess Olympiad is being held annually since 2006. 18 school teams - the winners of previous 3 stages, from all the regions of RA, Republic of Artsakh and Javakhq are going to take part in the Olympiad. 

During the ceremony the participants were greeted by the Governor of Syunik Region, the president of Chess Federation of Syunik Region, the Vice President of the Chess Federation of Armenia, Founder of the Chess Academy of Armenia Smbat Lputian and the deputy mayor of Goris Menua Hovsepyan. Therefore the movie about the past 11-year history of the Olympiad was shown. It was followed by beautiful performances of Syunik Song and Dance Ensemble.

The event was summed up by the drawing of lots.

The first match of the event will kick off on May 5, at 15:00 at "Diana" Hotel, Goris.

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