Solemn opening ceremonies of Armenian Men and Women Championships took in Yerevan at Chess House after Tigran Petrosyan
Solemn opening ceremonies of Armenian Men and Women Championships took in Yerevan at Chess House after Tigran Petrosyan.
Before proceeding to the official part of opening first vice-president of the Armenian Chess Federation GM Smbat Lputyan greeted the participants and wished them new successes and achievements in 2018. During opening ceremony Smbat Lputyan awarded Tigran Petrosyan’s gold medal meritorious veteran of the Federation IA Anushavan Arakelyan.
Then the floor was given to Juleta Nahatakayn – the chief arbiter of women championship to hold pairings for women tournament.
After that the floor was given to Ashot Vardapetyan – the chief arbiter of men championship to hold pairings for men tournament.
After drawing ceremony GM Smbat Lputyan wished all the players best of luck and hoped that the strongest one will win and afterwards declared the opening ceremony closed.
First round of both tournaments will take place on January 12, at 15:00 Yerevan time.