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Winners of the Russian Chess Cup stage in Verkhnyaya Salda have been presented with cups made of titanium

Winners of the Russian Chess Cup stage in Verkhnyaya Salda have been presented with cups made of titanium

11.03.2024 — News

In Verkhnyaya Salda, the results of the Cup of Titans, Russian Chess Youth Cup stage, were announced. Winners and runners-up of the tournament were awarded distinctive cups and medals crafted from pure titanium, alongside cash prizes, during a ceremony held on March 10th. The total prize fund of the tournament amounted to 518 thousand rubles. The organizers were the Chess Federation of the Sverdlovsk Region and VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation with the support of the Mikhail Shelkov's Empathy Charitable Foundation, a shareholder of VSMPO-AVISMA.
The Cup of Titans event brought together 252 young chess players from various regions across the Russian Federation, including the Sverdlovsk, Kemerovo, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Orenburg regions, Perm Territory, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Altai, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, and others. Throughout the week, the young participants, both boys and girls, engaged not only in chess matches but also took part in various activities. They had the opportunity to visit a titanium production facility, socialize with each other, and forge new friendships through quizzes, games, and contests, as the corporation's press office reported to RusBusinessNews.

The tournament hosts, the Debut Corporate Chess Club supported by VSMPO-AVISMA, fielded a total of 55 players, among whom was Aleksei Prokhorov, the winner of the Asian Junior Championship-2023 and Russian Junior Cup-2023.
The Youth Cup program, integrated into the Calendar of the Russian Chess Federation and the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, featured a total of nine rounds. The young chess players competed in four age groups: under 9, 11, and 13 years old, as well as boys and girls under 15 years old. Among the winners were two students from VSMPO-AVISMA's Debut Chess Club: Aleksei Prokhorov and Maria Kleshcheva.

Among the boys, the top performers were:
under 9 years old – Miron Nesterov (Chelyabinsk Region);
under 11 years old – Kirill Druzhinin (Sverdlovsk region);
under 13 years old – Roman Voroshilov (Altai Territory);
under 15 years old – Aleksei Prokhorov (Sverdlovsk region).

Among the girls:
under 9 years old – Svetlana Belanova (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District); 
under 11 years old – Mia Vinokurova (Tatarstan);
under 13 years old – Maria Kleshcheva (Sverdlovsk region);
under 15 years old – Elizaveta Senkus (Kemerovo region).

Three athletes from the VSMPO-AVISMA Debut team emerged as prize-winners – Victoria Lebedeva (girls under 13), Nikita Chernykh (boys under 15), and Ivan Prokhorov (boys under 13). Similarly, several others received cash awards: Ekaterina Krasheninnikova for the fourth place in the girls under 13 category, Georgy Shmarlin for the sixth place in the boys under 11 category, and Mark Medvedev for the seventh place in the boys under 11 category.
A captivating program featuring masterclasses and games was organized for fans and participants of the Cup of Titans.
The competition received support from the Russian Chess Federation, Sverdlovsk Region Chess Federation, Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, and the Ministry of Physical Education and Sports of the Sverdlovsk Region.
Photo: VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation Press Service


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