The case by Fiji Chess Federation (“FCF”) against Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (“FASANOC”) was heard in the Suva High Court yesterday (June 19). Continue reading
The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Fiji Chess Federation (FCF) was called off by police on Saturday. Continue reading
The 2016 Fijian Chess Festival kicked off on Sunday 13th August at the Radisson Blu Resort on Denarau Island with 26 participants competing in the 2nd Fiji International Open. This field included 12 overseas participants.
Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad convincingly won the National Chess Championship by amassing 7.5/8, his lone draw coming from a close match with John Caldeira. CM Ronald Terubea finished in 2nd place at 5.5/8, a clear two points behind the tournament leader.
CM Manoj Kumar secured the 3rd position at 5/8 after he was upset by Under-20 National Champion Keez Terubea in the final round. John Caldeira came 4th with 4.5/8, while Menash Fareed and Goru Arvind ended at 3.5/8. Continue reading
Fiji’s most prolific chess player in recent times, CM Calvin Prasad smashed his way to victory by winning all 7 games at the Courts Open Chess Championship on Saturday. He dented a strong challenge from top contenders CM Manoj Kumar and CM Ronald Terubea who finished second and third respectively.
The tournament was played under a new 30 minutes plus 10 seconds per move format which allowed more rounds to be played, but it did not deter the regular strong players from winning in their respective categories. Continue reading