Fiji Time: 1:13 PM on Wednesday 27 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Prasad wins chess title

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A NEW winner was crowned at the Brijlal Rapid Open Chess tournament in Suva on Sunday.

Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad walked away with the title despite losing to defending champion CM Manoj Kumar in the final round by virtue of a tie-break. CM Goru Arvind caused a rattle in the final results as he beat Manoj Kumar in a critical match.

"It was a thrilling finish since it allows me back-to-back wins after the Kundan Singh Open," the reigning national champion said in a statement.

"Both Manoj and I finished at 5/6 but he had to settle for second place under a Swiss System tie-break because of his loss to Goru Arvind."

Goru Arvind finished at 4.5/6 alongside CM Noel Adricula to share the third and fourth positions respectively.

The Intermediate Division was won by Australia-based Dr Jashint Maharaj who scored 4.5/6, followed by Aarti Sewak at 3/6.

New Olympiad representative CM Ronald Terubea topped the Tertiary Division with 5/6, while Women's FIDE Master (WFM) Hilda Vukikomoala came second with 3/6.

In the Women's Division, veteran and Women's Candidate Master (WCM) Gloria Sukhu held the top position with Kabrina Terubea at 4/6.

"Brijlal Rapid Open attracted players like John Caldeira from as far as Rakiraki," said Fiji Chess Federation president Dr. Virgilio De Asa.

"We are very pleased to see the performance of younger players like Nahapetyan Gor and Keez Terubea who won the Primary and Secondary School's division."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64280.6238
JPY 51.642848.6428
GBP 0.36980.3618
EUR 0.44320.4312
NZD 0.69720.6642
AUD 0.65220.6272
USD 0.48920.4722

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Probe as student jumps off building
  2. 7s team settles well in Chile
  3. Tuisova sets rugby target
  4. Sugar Bills
  5. Impartiality plea for cane industry
  6. Harvest contract plea
  7. Bolalevu: Hydro station work ongoing
  8. Severe TC Winston assessment 'a top priority'
  9. Mine sites inspection
  10. Water supply concern

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  9. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)