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29th Brijlal Open Chess Championship

Event: 29th Brijlal Open Chess Championship
Date: Sunday, 24 September 2017
Time: 8.30 AM to 3.30 PM
Location: Khatri Hall, Suva
Entry Fees: $5 for Under-20 players, $10 for others
Format: 5-round FIDE-rated Swiss
Prizes: $1000 cash, electrical items from sponsors, chess sets and kits.


Kumar wins chess tournament

Candidate Master Manoj Kumar successfully defended the 16th Mohammed Badshah Memorial Tournament in Suva on Sunday.

In the Division 1 final, the defending champion was paired against veteran Candidate Master Calvin Prasad.  The game ended in a draw, and two tiebreaker games had to be played.

Kumar warded off the challenge from Prasad by winning both blitz games. Continue reading