6 June 2022

Five Rounds of Belaya Ladya Final Played in Olginka

An extensive additional programme continues.

The fifth round of the all-Russian school team competition "Belaya Ladya" final was played in the AMAKS Resort "Orbita" (Olginka, Krasnodar Krai) on 6 June. 

The results of the leaders' matches are as follows:

Moscow - Tyumen Oblast 2.5-1.5
Novosibirsk Oblast - Moscow Oblast 0.5-3.5
Tatarstan - Chelyabinsk Oblast 2.5-1.5
Zabaykalsky Krai - Perm Krai 2.5-1.5
Kyrgyzstan - Arkhangelsk Oblast 3-1


1. Moscow - 16 board points (10 match points)
2. Moscow Oblast - 15.5 (8)
3. Tatarstan - 14 (10)
4. Belarus - 13.5 (9)
5. Kyrgyzstan - 13.5 (8)
6. Tyumen Oblast - 13.5 (7), etc.

The sixth round will be played on 7 June at 10 AM Moscow time. The competition is a 9-round Swiss event. Each team consists of four players (with at least one girl) and one coach. The match days are 2-10 June.

Tournament page

Six rounds of the Debut team tournament, an annual final event of the Chess in Schools project, were played. The schoolchildren from Ingushetia maintain leadership with 10 match points (15 board points) scored. Teams from the Bryansk and Pskov regions have got 9 match points (16.5) each.

The participants of the Debut team tournament are the pupils of schools from 17 regions of Russia, which have taken part in the project. A team is composed of four players (not less than one girl) born in 2013 and later and one team manager/captain.  

Tournament page  

An eventful additional programme continues: the football, basketball, and pioneer ball competitions were organised. Grandmasters Sergei Rublevsky and Mikhail Kobalia keep delivering lectures and giving master classes for the participants and their coaches. The CFR Chess Museum's curator, candidate of historical sciences Dmitry Oleinikov gave a tour showing the main Museum's exhibits.  

Additional programme - photos by Artem Burzhinsky  

The tournament is organised by the Chess Federation of Russia and the Russian Ministry of Sports and supported by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Foundation. The CFR general partner is PhosAgro. The CFR Partner is Aeroflot. 

Photos by Vladimir Barsky