Siblings Rudr Prasad and Tanvi Prasad of Deenbandhoo Memorial Primary School stunned their opposition by taking top honors in the Fiji Chess Federation sponsored National Primary and Secondary School’s Open Chess Championship.
Rudr Prasad remained unbeaten with 4.5/5 after he edged Kabrina Terubea in a clinical endgame.
“Rudr Prasad’s performance at such a young age is very encouraging,” reports General Secretary Goru Arvind. “Along with his little sister Tanvi Prasad, he has achieved a commendable result where he overcame Secondary School students with more experience and became the overall winner.”
After a final round loss to Rudr Prasad, Kabrina Terubea of Dudley High School settled for the National Secondary School’s title with 4/5. She slipped past second-placed Menash Fareed of Yat Sen Secondary High School who also had the same score by virtue of tie-break. Russell Talonga of Yat Sen Secondary High School came third with 3/5.
Tournament Arbiter Gaurav Raicar mentioned in an official statement that students from Deenbandhoo Memorial Primary, Dudley High, Yat Sen Secondary, Marist Brother’s High, Holy Trinity Primary and the Learning Center were excited and happy to receive a total of 14 cash prizes in various categories.
In other categories, the Primary School’s title was won by Tanvi Prasad of Deenbandhoo Memorial Primary School who managed an impressive score of 3/5. Meshan Fareed had to settle for second position with the same score due to a lower tie-break, while Agra Navratne of Deenbandhoo Memorial Primary School finished third with 2/5.
The next tournament in the Federation’s Calendar is scheduled for Sunday September 20.