Neoh Kean Boon (middle), resident manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya is seen as he hands trophies to the winners of the Age Under 15 and 17 categories for girls during the awards ceremony for the World Schools Individual Chess Championships 2015 which was concluded at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 14 May 2015.
World Schools Individual Chess Championships 2015
Children from over 34 countries took to the challenge aiming to do battle in nine rounds of competition with China claiming a total of 14 medals with Azerbaijan taking the second place on the medal table and the Philippines coming in third place with 10 medals altogether. The chess tournament gathered all chess federations and eligible players upon invitation of the ASEAN Chess Academy, World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Thailand Chess Association. The event followed the Thailand Open Chess Championship held at the hotel in April in which English grandmaster Nigel Short took home the title.