The traditional New Year tournament took place from 22 to 27 Dec, 2008 at the Chess Academy of Amenia. The competition began among the junior groups and ended by superfinal. The former students of Academy also were invited to take part in the tournament.
The winner of the tournament became the Armenian champion under-18 Robert Hovhannisyan, the second place took the youngest GM of Armenia Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, and the third place took Karen Grigoryan. /pics/