Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad surfaced as the winner with 10/12 despite a loss to Tianata Terubea in a very competitive field. CM Manoj Kumar came 2nd with the same score after a loss to CM Calvin.
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.
National Champion Calvin Prasad successfully defended his title at the Courts Chess Open Championship in Suva on Sunday. Prasad finished undefeated with 6.5 points out of 7, ahead of Manoj Kumar on 6. This is Prasad’s sixth straight tournament win this year.
14-year old Menash Fareed became the youngest person to win the National Under-20 Chess Championship which was held at the Level 4 Tappoo City Conference Room with 5.5/6.