30 Apr 2008

8 year-old boy from French Polynesia wins his age category in chess championship

10:21 am on 30 April 2008

An eight-year old boy from French Polynesia, Vassili Chesterkine, has won his age category in the French chess championship.

The news agency Tahitipresse says nearly 1,200 regional champions took part in the competition.

He is the first winner from French Polynesia.

Some Tahitian girls did also well.

Lymoi Lefait came sixth in the under eight category and Mataheitini Raihauti was 11th in the group of under tens.