The 2016 Fijian Chess Festival kicked off on Sunday 13th August at the Radisson Blu Resort on Denarau Island with 26 participants competing in the 2nd Fiji International Open. This field included 12 overseas participants.
Arbiters at work
Regulations for the tournament can be downloaded
Results and Pairings can be found here
Games for the 2nd Fiji International Open can be downloaded here (PGN Zipped)
Sugandha Goswami vs Tanvi Prasad
Round 1 action from the 2nd Fiji International Open
Nadia Braganza (NZL) vs Zen Borg (FIJI)
IM Gary Lane vs CM Paul Spiller
Candidate Master (CM) Ronald Terubea slipped past CM Calvin Prasad and CM Manoj Kumar via tie-break after the trio were locked at 4/5. Each of the leaders dropped a point each due to intensity of competition in the Rajnesh Parmeshwar Memorial Open Chess Championship. Prasad and Kumar were 2nd and 3rd overall.
Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad successfully edged past a strong challenge from CM Manoj Kumar to win the National Sports Day Blitz Chess Championship for the second time in a row. Prasad scored 8.5/9 while Kumar finished at 8/9. Tianata Terubea was 3rd overall with 5.5/9.
National Champion Candidate Master (CM) Manoj Kumar stamped a dominating result of 7/7 in the Mohammad Badshah Memorial Open Chess Championship at FASANOC Olympic House. He outsmarted top seed CM Calvin Prasad in the 4-day event to end with a victory.
The Fiji Chess Federation held its 37th Annual General Meeting at FASANOC Olympic House on Wednesday (30th March 2016) evening whereby a new Executive Board was elected. Back in the line-up are President Calvin Prasad and General Secretary Goru Arvind who stood unopposed for their positions.