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Junior players to clash

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TOUGH competition is expected in the National Junior Championship which will be held in Suva this weekend.

The competition sponsored by Flour Mills of Fiji (FMF) will be held on Sunday at the Level 4 Tappoo City conference room.

Chess Fiji general secretary Goru Arvind said they had an exciting group of players competing for the top prizes.

"All chess players who are 19 years of age and below as of Sunday are allowed to compete," said Arvind in a Chess Fiji statement.

"We are expecting some spectacular chess from Nahapetyan Gor, Jacquelyn Masilomani, Zen Borg, Stanley Zhang, Neelam Kumar, Austin Koroi, Claudia Koroi, Vinooda Senewiratne and Kabrina Terubea."

National under-20 champion Keez Terubea is the top bet in the championship.

Other favourites include USP student Women's FIDE Master (WFM) Hilda Vukikomoala who is the only national representative under 20 years of age.

Vukikomoala recently competed in the World Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway where she recorded good results.

"Apart from wins against Azeb Berhe (Ethiopia), Aseel Faqeeh (Palestine), Olabisi Rabiu (Nigeria) and Tayseer Mohammed (Sudan), Hilda also drew against Women's Candidate Master (WCM) Sheena Ramsay (Barbados), Msiska Royce (Malawi), Natkritta Thanarotrung (Thailand) and Thitu Winfred (Kenya)," said women's national champion Gloria Sukhu.

"That's 4 wins and 4 draws from 11 games, an outstanding performance from a Pacific Island female in a World Championship. Based on her current form, I would tip her as a favourite."

Year Nine student Menash Fareed from Yat Sen Secondary School is also expected to provide tough competition since he has an International (FIDE) rating.








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