|4th Asian Team Chess Championship: Hangzhou 1981|
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|4th Asian Team Chess Championship
(see all-time tournament summary)
|Date:||2nd - 11th November 2007|
|Players participating:||63 (incl. 2 GMs and 12 IMs)|
|Competition format:||Two stage four board round robin.
The teams were split info two preliminary groups of six. Top three teams from each preliminary group qualified to the championship final.
|Final order decided by:||1. Game points; 2. Match points; 3. Berger; 4. Direct match|
|Downloadable game file:||81asiatch.zip|
|Special thanks to Tony Carpinter for providing the tournament bulletin.|
The Philippines won the title for the fourth time at the fourth Asian Team Championship, edging China by the narrowest of margin. Taking no chances, the winning Filipino team had the services of Eugenio Torre, Rosendo Balinas, Rico Mascariñas, Lito Maninang, Ruben Rodriguez and Andrónico Yap.
The event was held in Hangzhou, China in 1981 with the Chinese team enjoying home advantage. Liu Wenzhe, Qi Jiangxuan, Liang Jinrong, Li Zunian, Ye Jiangchuan and Chen De were in the Chinese team which finished second despite beating the Philippines 2½-1½ in the final round.
The tournament was played in two stages, with six teams in two preliminary groups. The top three in each group qualified for the finals, with the results of matches between themselves carried forward.
The Philippines, Australia and Thailand qualified from the first group while China, India and Singapore advanced from the second group.
|1.||GM Torre, Eugenio||PHI||A||5||6||83.3|
|2.||IM Rogers, Ian||AUS||A||5½||8||68.8|
|3.||IM Aaron, Manuel||IND||A||4||7||57.1|
|1.||IM Parameswaran, Tiruchi||IND||A||5||6||83.3|
|1.||IM Liang Jinrong||CHN||A||6||6||100.0|
|3.||IM Maninang, Jesús Rafael||PHI||A||4½||6||75.0|
|2.||Yahya, Mohd Nor||MAS||B||4||5||80.0|
|2.||IM Yap, Andrónico||PHI||A||4||5||80.0|
|3.||Foo Boon Poh, Paul||MAS||B||1½||4||37.5|