CANDIDATE Master (CM) Manoj Kumar successfully retained the Fiji Bitter Chess Championship title yesterday.
He finished the competition with six out of seven points during competition at the Tappoo City mall in Suva.
Kumar was unbeaten in the competition and the lone point he missed out on was when he drew in his games with CM Calvin Prasad and Ronald Terubea.
Jun Clomera and Noel Adricula both finished with four and half points but Clomera won on a tie-break and was placed third.
In the women's competition, Kabrina Terubea and Gloria Sukhu ended the competition with five out of six points but a tie-break enabled Kabrina to win the event.
Martin Feussner took out the secondary schools category while Menash Fareed claimed the primary school category.
Fiji Chess Federation's Dr Virgilio de Asa announced yesterday that Fareed and Kabrina would represent the country at the World Youth Chess Championship that would be played in United Arab Emirates from December 19 to 29.
"Fareed will compete in the under-14 category while Kabrina will play in the under-16 girls competition," he said.
"They are both consistent junior players and Fareed has won all the primary school events for the past few months.
"The World Youth Championships will give them good exposure and international experience."