Sunday League Open Standard Chess - YGP Qualifier
Newly introduced to the Hong Kong chess scene three years ago, we have now organized our Youth Grand Prix (YGP) tournaments three times. We fully sponsor tournament fees, flight ticket and hotel, for our winners and in the past this led to:
Winners of 2014-15 YGP season: The Netherlands, 2015, the Open Dutch Junior Championships which resulted in 3 Open National Titles for our youth players!
Winners of 2015-16 YGP season: Thailand, 2017, the Bangkok Open
Winners of 2016-17 season will receive full sponsorship to go to Thailand, Asian Youth U8, 10, 12, 14 ,16, 18 Championship 2018 Chiang Mai, 1-10 Apr 2018
Purpose of the YGP was to introduce tournaments for Hong Kong youth with Standard Chess time controls, which were not available then, thus offering an opportunity for our strongest and upcoming talents to practice high quality.
For season 17-18 we will improve quality practice for our youth players further by organizing the YGP qualifying tournament as an Open tournament with adults joining.
And lo and behold, we introduce yet another new feature into the Hong Kong chess scene: full sponsorship of the winner of our Open.