Fiji Time: 9:01 PM on Monday 27 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Expect new champs

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A NEW schools chess champion will be crowned in the National Primary and Secondary Schools Chess Championship in Suva this Sunday.

Last year's primary school champion Menash Fareed will no longer be eligible to defend his title since he has moved to Year 9 while secondary school champion Candidate Master Ronald Terubea is now a student at the University of the South Pacific.

The day-long competition, which will be held at Level 4 Tappoo City Conference Room, starts at 9am.

"The interesting bit this year is that Menash Fareed will be playing in the secondary schools category as a strong seed," Fiji Chess Federation assistant general secretary Teliko Koroi said in a statement.

"He has scored 3.5/8 in last year's National Championship and has the ability to give competition to other good players like Zen Borg, William Yee and Kabrina Terubea.

"A new champion is also expected in the primary schools category where we have promising players like Nahapetyan Gor, Jacquelyn Masilomani, Claudia Koroi and Vinooda Senewiratne."

FCF president Doctor Virgilio de Asa said the prestigious event was open for all primary and secondary school students who knew how to play chess.

"It is the only tournament where we will not have any senior players from tertiary institutions or beyond," he said.

"I urge all school principals to encourage their best players to compete."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Children watch senseless beating
  2. Fatal night out
  3. Reddy for talks
  4. The sevens challenge
  5. No discrimination
  6. Celebrating success
  7. Church celebrates 25 years
  8. Women take up backyard gardening
  9. Council revives carnival after a lapse of 6 years
  10. Funds a barrier

Top Stories this Week

  1. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  2. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  3. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  4. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  5. Children watch senseless beating Monday (27 Apr)
  6. Fatal night out Monday (27 Apr)
  7. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead Sunday (26 Apr)
  8. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  9. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)
  10. Wife wished cancer for hubby Tuesday (21 Apr)