Young intellectuals took part in chess competitions of the 7th “Zirve International Children’s Games”


From the 5th to 28th of May, the 7th “Zirve Children’s Games”, dedicated to the 96th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev, held in the AAAF Park Residential, Recreation and Entertainment Complexes located in Khirdalan and Astara, are proceeding. In the competitions, attended by more than 4000 athletes from 12 nations in 27 sport types, young chess players have tested their powers.

More than 60 children tried to triumph at the Chess Hall of the “Zirve Children-Sports Academy” with the organization of “Khazar University Chess Academy” and “Zirve” International Sport Clubs. This tournament, with the youngest participant at the age of four, is the first sporting experience for many. It was not hard to notice the excitement in their eyes. Feeling the support of their parents, young intellectuals have showed effort to be superior to their opponents.

According to the rules, the competitions were held with the Swiss system. In the 7-round competitions, the children have determined the medalists among boys and girls of 10, 12 and 14 years old. Accordingly, Pasham Aliyev, Aysu Mammadli, Fatih Hasanli, Ayshe Aliyeva, Ali Zuganov and Sakhavat Gurbanli have managed to get on the highest level of honorary chair. The winners were awarded medals, diplomas and memorable gifts.

The Games, organized by the “Zirve” International Sport Clubs, are becoming a great tradition. The object of the “Zirve Games” is the preservation of the heritage of genius leader, to bring his work to our future generations, at the same time, propagation and development of sport types, strengthen friendly relations between athletes and coaches, improvement of athletes’ skill levels, perfection of competition practices and evaluation of the work done by coaches.

In this year’s competitions, athletes will compete in weightlifting, equestrian, shooting, basketball, boxing, judo, football and beach football, artistic and sporting gymnastics, wrestling (free-style, Greco-Roman), karate, carting, kickboxing, fencing, archery, powerlifting, chess, taekwondo, tennis and table-tennis, swimming, beach volleyball and volleyball, badminton and athletics.

U-10. Boys

  1. Pasham Aliyev
  2. Toghrul Zalıshov
  3. Omar Latifli

U-10. Girls

  1. Aysu Mammadli
  2. Malika Rzabeyova
  3. Narmin Aghayeva

U-12. Boys

  1. Fatih Hasanli
  2. Nihat Shikhahmadli
  3. Javid Valizadeh

U-12. Girls

  1. Ayshe Aliyeva
  2. Banu Aliyeva
  3. Narmin Gojayeva

U-14. Boys

  1. Ali Zuganov
  2. İsmayıl Pashazadeh
  3. Fardi Heydarov

Special category (for good performance)

  1. Sakhavat Gurbanlı
  2. Huseyn Alijanov
  3. Gulnur Asgerli