Chess duo topple Burundi
THE national men's side won their round 11 match-up against Burundi at the World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey. Candidate Masters (CM) Calvin Prasad and Dr Sanmogan Goundar beat their opponents Deo Ntagasigumwani and Alexis Rwamavubhi while Goru Arvind and Jasvindar Singh also recorded victories over their opponents.
Earlier in the weekend in round 10, the side fell to Ghana 1.5-2.5.
Prasad drew with John Kojo Hasford and Goundar beat Evan Mawuko Kpodo while Neel Arora and Singh lost their games. The national women's side lost both their round 10 and 11 matches to Zimbabwe and Kenya respectively. Only Kieran Lyons managed to beat her opponents in both rounds as Fiji went down 1-3 in both games.
U17 trials around the country
TRIALS for the national under-17 soccer side will be held this Saturday. The selected players will vie for a spot in the team that will participate in the Oceania Football Confederation U17 World Cup playoffs next year. Players born between 1996 and 1997 have been requested to attend the trials.
The Fiji Football Association website has listed the following venues for the trials: Southern division: Suva — Pacific Theological College (PTC) for Suva and Navua players; Rewa — Saraswati Primary School in Manoca Nausori for Nausori, Nasinu, Tailevu North and Tailevu Naitasiri players;
Western Division: Ba — Fiji FA Football Academy; Tavua — Tavua Primary School for Tavua and Rakiraki players; Lautoka — either Natabua High School or Central College (TBC); Nadi - Nadi Muslim College; Nadroga — Cuvu College; Northern Division: Labasa — Sangam College.
Singh loses but gains
FIJIAN golfer Vijay Singh finished at ninth spot in the BMW Championships in Indiana, USA on the PGA Tour yesterday. The 49-year-old had been leading the tournament for the past few days but fell away with a one-over 73 in his final round. Singh has not won any tournament on tour since 2008.
His performance in the tournament helped him move from 73rd spot to 55 on the 2012 PGA Tour Money Leaders table. Rory McIlroy produced a final-round 67 to win the BMW Championship and his third tour victory in four outings.