Australia-based Dinesh Parmeshwar and Fiji Chess Federation will be honoring the talented and late former National rep, Rajnesh Parmeshwar by jointly hosting a Rapid Tournament on Sunday 10 July, 2016 from 08:00 AM at Khatri Hall in Suva. Dinesh has generously donated $1000 in cash and multiple trophies to mark the annual event which spurred off after his younger brother Rajnesh was lost to a tragic car accident in 2002.
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.
Candidate Master (CM) Ronald Terubea won the Brijlal Open Chess Championship after stunning top seed CM Manoj Kumar in a thrilling encounter to finish with 4.5/5.