Candidate Master (CM) Noel Adricula upset defending champion CM Calvin Prasad and rattled the leadership board at the 5th TappooCity National Blitz Championship. The event was won by CM Manoj Kumar who amassed 8/9.
Candidate Master (CM) Manoj Kumar warded off several challengers as he won the National Open Chess Championship at FASANOC Olympic House with 7.5/9. He won 6 games and drew with CM Goru Arvind, Jose Celiz and Zen Borg to remain unbeaten in the 5-day event.
Candidate Masters (CM) Manoj Kumar and CM Goru Arvind won the National Team’s Chess Championship for the second time in a row by winning all 5 of their games. The duo fielded a team called Broken Bishops which was a player short.
Candidate Master (CM) Manoj Kumar swept the Fiji Day Open Chess Championship with 5/5 at Level 4 TappooCity Conference Room. Jose Celiz finished second with 3.5/5 after he was held to a draw in the final round by CM Goru Arvind.
Filipino expatriate Oscar Eloson took out top honors at the 2015 Fiji Bitter Open Championship to become the third person to win a major title this year.