The message reads, in part:
“Our outstanding chess players were at the origins of the legendary Belaya Ladya tournament. They believed popularising this wonderful sport was very important, especially among children and teenagers. It is mostly due to their energy and enthusiasm that this competition has become a true school for an entire constellation of future champions.
It is noteworthy that even today Belaya Ladya is a very reputable tournament. Today the Krasnodar Territory once again welcomes talented and ambitious people from different Russian and Belarusian regions, those who have succeeded in preliminary stages of the competition and are ready to defend their team’s honour in an intense struggle. You have vigorous sporting fights, workshops and simultaneous plays ahead of you and, of course, an extensive cultural programme, interesting meetings and new friends.”
The final stage of the Belaya Ladya national open school team chess tournament is taking place in the Krasnodar Territory on May 28 – June 5.