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Statement: Fiji Chess AGM

The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Fiji Chess Federation (FCF) was called off by police on Saturday.

Executives, members, FCF lawyers, and Fiji National Sports Commission (FNSC) representatives were present when a police officer ordered that the meeting could not proceed because FCF did not have a permit.

FCF lawyers have since confirmed that the officer was incorrect and a permit was not required for the meeting.

FNSC Executive Chairman, Peter Mazey met FCF President Calvin Prasad and presidential candidate Nouzab Fareed on Monday.  Some of Mr Fareed’s supporters had turned up at the meeting but were stopped by security as they were not registered as members.

It was agreed to resolve membership queries and reschedule the AGM accordingly.

-ENDS-

2013 JR White National Championship

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

2013 Courts Fiji Open

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

2013 FMF Under 20 Championship

Keez Terubea won his first major title by securing the FMF Under-20 Championship against the presence of his siblings CM Ronald Terubea and ex-Olympiad representative Kabrina Terubea. The trio dominated the championship and even managed to hold-off WFM Hilda Vukikomoala who suffered a shock loss to Jacquelyn Masilomani. Continue reading