Maldives is to host its first-ever international chess championship.
The championship, titled “Western Asian Junior Chess Championship 2022”, is slated to begin on June 16.
The nine-day championship, organized by the Maldives Chess Association, will end on June 23.
A total of nine countries will be joining the championship, deemed the biggest international championship to be hosted by the Maldives, to date.
Teams from Maldives, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be competing in the championship.
The championship is on the theme “Smart kids – use only non-violent solutions to problems”.
The championship will proceed under six age groups, in both women’s and men’s divisions.