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Kumar wins chess battle

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, February 18, 2013

MANOJ Kumar is back to winning form after scooping the Kundan Singh Open Chess Championship at the FASANOC House in Suva yesterday.

Kumar was unbeaten throughout the tournament and accumulated 4.5 points after winning four and drawing with Goru Arvind in his final match.

Calvin Prasad, who lost to Kumar, managed four points to finish second while Arvind and Juan Clomera were tied on third place with 2.5 points each.

Kumar said experience proved vital as he did not prepare for this meet.

"I had the patience and skills to overcome my opponents. Experience really proved the difference in the tournament," the Saint Vincent College teacher said.

In the B grade, former junior champion Ronald Terubea scooped the top prize after recording 7.5 points followed by Menash Fareed and Martin Feussner on 6.5 points each.

Youngest female Olympiad Kabrina Terubea won the women's grade with 7.5 points while Gloria Sukhu finished second on six points followed by Amy Bale on third with 4.5 points.

Vinooda Seniwaratene won the primary school.

Fiji Chess Federation president Doctor Virgilio de Asa was satisfied with the turnout and the outcome of the day-long tournament.

"We had 22 players participating in the tournament and taking in consideration this is the first tournament of the season, it was not a bad turnout," de Asa said.

"It was a good start to the year and I'm particularly impressed with the amount of young players in the Bgrade division especially females which is a good sign to our development program."

The next nationals, the Brij Lal Open Championship will be held on March 17.





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