Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad clinched the first National Sports Day Blitz Championship title with 8 wins and a draw with William Bennion. He remained unbeaten at 8.5/9 while CM Goru Arvind finished 2nd with 8/9. CM Noel Adricula was 3rd with 6.5/9.
Candidate Master (CM) Manoj Kumar slipped past a 4-way tie with CM Goru Arvind, CM Calvin Prasad and CM Ronald Terubea to clinch the Rajnesh Parmeshwar Memorial Rapid Open with 4/5. All 4 players dropped a game each against one of the others to create a thrilling finish.
Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad successfully defended the Mohammed Badshah Memorial title by finishing at 4.5/5 after drawing with CM Manoj Kumar in the final round. CM Ronald Terubea came second with 4/5 while Manoj Kumar was third with the same score.
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