The tournament was organized by the Chinese Chess Association and the Shanghai Fengxian District People's Government. Shanghai Haiwan National Forest Park, Shanghai Chess Sports Management Center and Heilongjiang Longyi Sports Industry Development Co., Ltd were the co-hosts. The total prize fund was 50,000 Yuan (about US$ 7250).
19-year old IM Xu Yi, the top-rated player, clinched the “New Youth Title” with 4.5/7 with three wins, three draws and one loss. Liu Yan, Wang Tongsen and Peng Xiongjian shared 2nd-4th with 4.0/7.
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Secretary General of the China Chess Association Tian Hongwei (Abigail Tian) in the playing hall
The Mayor Wu Lichun and Vice Mayor Wang Juhui of Haiwan Town of Fengxian District make the symbolic first moves for the players
All the players and guests at the closing ceremony in the Haiwan National Forest Park
Tian Hongwei and Wu Lichun present award for the winner Xu Yi
Shanghai Chess Sports Management Center Director Shan Xiali and Shanghai Chess Team Manager WGM Wang Pin present the prize to the runner-up Liu Yan
Wang Zhenhui, vice mayor of Haiwan town, and Huang Mingwei, the general manager of the Haiwan National Forest Park present the prize to the 3rd place finisher Wang Tongsen
Chief arbiter IA Tang Jianming announcing the final results in closing ceremony
Top three finishers: Xu Yi, Liuyan and Wang Tongsen
In the rest day, GM Ye Jiangchang, the head coach of the Chinese National Team, gave a chess lecture to the military officers and soldiers.
The National New Youth Chess Tournament will be a regular tournament for the Chinese juniors every year, with the intention of improving the playing standard of younger Chinese players.
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