Hong Kong Chess Federation

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Not to be confused with the Hong Kong Chess Association 香港國際象棋協會有限公司
Hong Kong Chess Federation
Chinese 香港國際象棋總會

The Hong Kong Chess Federation (HKCF; Chinese: 香港國際象棋總會) is the governing body for chess in Hong Kong.[1]

The HKCF organises social and competition chess in Hong Kong, and selects players to represent Hong Kong internationally, e.g. the Chess Olympiad, which takes place every second year. Hong Kong has participated at the Chess Olympiads since 1967.[5] It also supports the development of junior players, with school championships organised as well as individual junior championships.

The Hong Kong team in the 1974 Students' Chess Olympiad consisted of five brothers aged 8 to 18. In 1990 the Hong Kong Olympiad team consisted of four players from four different countries.[6]

The Asian Cities Chess Championship was launched by the Hong Kong Chess Federation in 1978 under the sponsorship of the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank.[7][8][9] The first Asian Cities title went to Singapore.


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