The 2016 Fiji Day Open Chess Championship will be held at Khatri Hall in Suva from 08:30 AM on Monday, 10 October 2016 to mark Fiji Day. Prize pool of $ 500.00 is available for various categories.
Candidate Master (CM) Ronald Terubea slipped past CM Calvin Prasad and CM Manoj Kumar via tie-break after the trio were locked at 4/5. Each of the leaders dropped a point each due to intensity of competition in the Rajnesh Parmeshwar Memorial Open Chess Championship. Prasad and Kumar were 2nd and 3rd overall.
Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad successfully edged past a strong challenge from CM Manoj Kumar to win the National Sports Day Blitz Chess Championship for the second time in a row. Prasad scored 8.5/9 while Kumar finished at 8/9. Tianata Terubea was 3rd overall with 5.5/9.
National Champion Candidate Master (CM) Manoj Kumar stamped a dominating result of 7/7 in the Mohammad Badshah Memorial Open Chess Championship at FASANOC Olympic House. He outsmarted top seed CM Calvin Prasad in the 4-day event to end with a victory.
The Fiji Chess Federation held its 37th Annual General Meeting at FASANOC Olympic House on Wednesday (30th March 2016) evening whereby a new Executive Board was elected. Back in the line-up are President Calvin Prasad and General Secretary Goru Arvind who stood unopposed for their positions.