The 2015 FMF Under-20 National Junior Chess Championship ended with Tianata Terubea surpassing 4 ex-National reps with a solid 8.5/9. The presence of ex-National reps like Kabrina Terubea, Zen Borg, Jacquelyn Masilomani and Menash Fareed did not deter the aggressive chess player from remaining unbeaten in the 5-day event. After 8 straight wins, Tianata Terubea drew with Menash Fareed in the final round to clinch his first-ever National title. Continue reading
Candidate Master (CM) Manoj Kumar snatched the Brijlal Chess Open title with a flawless 7/7 against fellow Olympiad rep Taione Sikivou who had 5.5/7. CM Noel Adricula finished 3rd with 5/7 in a very tight field. Continue reading
Calvin Prasad won the 2015 Kundan Singh Open held at Tappoo City in Suva scoring 7 wins from 7 games. Continue reading
Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad secured his 2nd National title in a row after he remained unbeaten with a score of 8/9. He drew against top seed FIDE Master (FM) Stuart Fancy and CM Manoj Kumar to finish a fantastic year of chess.
Deenbandhoo Survivors emerged as surprise winners in the Primary Schools Division. The team was led by Alanis Reyna with Ashwaal Chand and William May Jr.