The opening ceremony of the 7th Asian Seniors Chess Championship tournament, jointly organised by the Asian Chess Federation and the Myanmar Chess Federation, was held in Hazel Hall on 53rd Street in Maha Aungmyae Township in Mandalay on Friday 28 October.
Present at the ceremony were Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung, Mandalay City Mayor Dr. Ye Lwin and members of Mandalay Region Government, U Maung Maung Lwin, the president of the Myanmar Chess Federation and executive committee members, judges, supervisors and players.
At the ceremony, the Mandalay Chief Minister gave the opening speech and Mr. Bharal, the vice president of the Asia Chess Federation and president of the Myanmar Chess Federation, gave words of greeting. The Mandalay Region Chief Minister and the vice president of the Asia Chess Federation exchanged gifts to mark the opening of the tournament.
The event is held from 28 October to 5 November. Chess players from across Asia are participating in the tournament.—Thiha Ko Ko (Mandalay)