Taipei City, Taiwan, August 19th-26th 2018
The Asian Dragons Invitational Chess Tournament was firstly held in Kaohsiung in 2007, being the first international chess tournament organized by Chinese Taipei Chess Association. The original purpose of the tournament was to provide opportunity for developing players with ratings below 2200 to compete against players with similar strength, offering them a friendly yet competitive environment. With this purpose in mind, the tournament was played in round-robin format for the Open section and Under 16 section with players coming from the following countries: Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Korea and the host federation, Chinese Taipei.
After many years of success, the host federation had received many requests to participate from countries other than mentioned above. Therefore, the organizers have switched the format to Swiss System in order to encourage more chess players to participate in this event and to spread and strengthen the chess culture. In keeping with its original Asian Dragons spirit, we continue to invite players from Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Singapore, and Korea. Starting from 2013, we invited other federations if the free quota is not fully used. At the same time, we openly welcome chess players from all over the world. Thus, the name of the tournament has been changed to Asian Dragons International Chess tournament since 2013. The strength of players from the invited chess federations have grown substantially since 2007, the upper limit of rating 2200 for open section has been removed since 2016.