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Chess players celebrate Fiji day in style

ALISI VUCAGO
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Update: 3:08PM TOP chess players from across the country celebrated Fiji's independence with the 2017 Fiji Open Chess Championship in Suva yesterday.

Acting President for Fiji Chess Federation Kiran Khatri said the 12th edition of the annual event drew thirty players in various categories, a remarkable turnout compared to the previous year's eleven participants.

"Candidate Master Calvin Prasad (4.5 points) was unbeaten after five rounds and took out top honors in the Elite category.  Prasad had also won the 29th Brijlal Open three weeks earlier," he said.

"The next tournament in the Fiji chess calendar is the Rajnesh Parmeshwar Memorial Open in November, followed by the FMF Fiji National Chess Championship in December."

The Prize Winners:

ELITE

  • 1st - Calvin Prasad (4.5)
  • 2nd - Cydel Terubea (4)
  • 3rd - Manoj Kumar (3.5)
  • 4th - Zen Borg
  • 5th - Avinesh Nadan
  • 6th - Jaiwant Singh
  • 7th - Rajiv Raj

INTERMEDIATE

  • 1st - Tomasi Rameka (4.5)
  • 2nd - Heartly Tepai (4)
  • 3rd - William Waqavakatoga (3)
  • 4th - Liaquat Niazi
  • 5th - Mahir Prasad
  • 6th - Parmesh Naicker
  • 7th - Rahil Prasad
  • 8th - Prit Chand

BEGINNERS

  • 1st - Ryan Bale (3.5)
  • 2nd - Shivneel Chand (3)
  • 3rd - Glen Macalinao (3)

JUNIOR

  • 1st - Ayush Chand (4.5)
  • 2nd - Madina Burkhanova (2.5)
  • 3rd - Mayur Prasad (2.5)
  • 4th - Zaynal Ali

WOMEN

  • 1st - Shonam Narayan (2)
  • 2nd - Vijayta Raj (2)







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