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Thursday, March 25, 2004

5. Tibetan Girl Becomes Australian under 10 Chess Champion (TN)

March 25, 2004 - An 8-year old Tibetan girl was crowned the queen of
chessboard in Australia. According to a report received from Australia based
Office of the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Emma Guo Yuthok
knows her way around kings, queens and knights better than any other
Australian girl under 10. The Kaleen Primary student, who learnt chess from
her father Lama Choedak Rinpoche, has been playing chess since she was five.

She won Australia's under 10 girl's chess championship at the Australian
Junior Chess Championship in Perth on January 25. Her 13-year-old brother
Sherab Guo Yuthok who had won Australia's under 12 boys' chess championship
last year at the same event in Adelaide coaches her.

Their 4-year-old brother Jamie Guo Yuthok is also showing great interest in
chess. Emma's success largely is credited to her mother Mirabelle, who works
as the treasurer for the Chess Federation.

Articles in this Issue:
  1. Governments statments UN Commision on Human Rights in Geneva
  2. China cracks down on TV station that showed Tibetan flag (RFA)
  3. A ten-day annual Tibetan opera festival starts in Dharamsala (ANI)
  4. Obituary of 'Tsemonling' Dawa (TIN)
  5. Tibetan Girl Becomes Australian under 10 Chess Champion (TN)

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