Statement: Fiji Chess AGM

The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Fiji Chess Federation (FCF) was called off by police on Saturday.

Executives, members, FCF lawyers, and Fiji National Sports Commission (FNSC) representatives were present when a police officer ordered that the meeting could not proceed because FCF did not have a permit.

FCF lawyers have since confirmed that the officer was incorrect and a permit was not required for the meeting.

FNSC Executive Chairman, Peter Mazey met FCF President Calvin Prasad and presidential candidate Nouzab Fareed on Monday.  Some of Mr Fareed’s supporters had turned up at the meeting but were stopped by security as they were not registered as members.

It was agreed to resolve membership queries and reschedule the AGM accordingly.


Mixed results for Fiji at Oceania zonal

The 2017 Oceania Zonal tournament got underway in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday.

The opening ceremony of the biennial event was officiated by New Zealand parliamentarian Jamie-Lee Ross and observed a minute of silence for Fijian chess prodigy Russell John Simpson Taloga who lost his life in a tragic swimming incident earlier this week. Continue reading