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Tournament - 2024 Vodafone Fiji May Weekender Chess Tournament
Date: Date: Fri 31st May - Sun 2nd June (3 days) 2024 Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: Lecture Room 019-104, Laucala Campus, University of the South
Google Maps: bit.ly/413YjFO - labelled USP Space
Video Directions to the Venue: youtube.com/shorts/z2OW0WnqLrM?feature=share
Tournament Regulations: TBA
Tournament Schedule: TBA
Time Control: Standard; 30m + 30s per move
Prize Pool: $1000 minimum
Tentative Prize Schedule: TBA
** No separate women section. All Combined, so players can have a better chance of obtaining FIDE standard rating.
Tournament Entry Fees:
FCF Members: $5 (under 18), $10 (above 18 years old)
Non-Members: $10 (under 18), $20 (above 18 years old)

*** Special Conditions & Notes: Only players with Standard FIDE Rating under 1800 are eligible to participate in this tournament.

Registration/
Please consider pre-registering using the QR Code or link below and making payment via TicketMax. Alternatively, you can register on the day at the tournament venue from 9.00am - 9.30am
Pre-Registration Form/ **Closes at 8pm Thu 30th May
bit.ly/FCFPlayMay2024
If you have any queries, please contact us on fijichessfederation@gmail.com OR drop us a message on Facebook
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Tournament - 2024 Vodafone Fiji May Weekender Chess Tournament
Date: Date: Fri 31st May - Sun 2nd June (3 days) 2024 Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: Lecture Room 019-104, Laucala Campus, University of the South 
Google Maps: https://bit.ly/413YjFO - labelled USP Space
Video Directions to the Venue: https://youtube.com/shorts/z2OW0WnqLrM?feature=share
Tournament Regulations: TBA
Tournament Schedule: TBA
Time Control: Standard; 30m + 30s per move
Prize Pool: $1000 minimum
Tentative Prize Schedule: TBA
** No separate women section. All Combined, so players can have a better chance of obtaining FIDE standard rating. 
Tournament Entry Fees:
FCF Members: $5 (under 18), $10 (above 18 years old) 
Non-Members: $10 (under 18), $20 (above 18 years old) 

*** Special Conditions & Notes: Only players with Standard FIDE Rating under 1800 are eligible to participate in this tournament. 

Registration/
Please consider pre-registering using the QR Code or link below and making payment via TicketMax. Alternatively, you can register on the day at the tournament venue from 9.00am - 9.30am
Pre-Registration Form/ **Closes at 8pm Thu 30th May
https://bit.ly/FCFPlayMay2024
If you have any queries, please contact us on fijichessfederation@gmail.com OR drop us a message on Facebook

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great and exciting

MASTERMIND KUMAR SNATCHES VICTORY!

In-form Candidate Master (CM) Manoj Kumar snatched another Vodafone Fiji Rapid Chess title with a unbeaten performance of 6/7, despite strong challenges by CM Rudr Prasad and CM Goru Arvind of The University of the South Pacific who held him off to draws. CM Rudr Prasad came second overall with the same score, but a lower tie-break.

Lionel Vaurasi of Yat Sen Primary School, who is one of CM Manoj Kumar's top students in chess, bulldozed himself into third place with 5.5/7. Yash Krishen Maharaj and CM Ronald Terubea came fourth and fifth with an equal score of 5/7.

Women's Candidate Master (WCM) Cydel Terubea repeated her steamrolling of all opposition with an unbeaten 7/7 in the Women's Division. WCM Gloria Sukhu secured second place with 5.5/7, while Latileta Masau of Dudley Intermediate College and WCM Tanvi Prasad of Jai Narayan College came third and fourth with 5/7. Useli Herath of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School finished fifth with a solid 4/7.

"It was a very versatile tournament with players from Fiji, Philippines, Mexico, India and Sri Lanka to show how widely accepted our sport is," states General Secretary Goru Arvind. "CM Manoj Kumar back into winning form is good news as he will spearhead Fiji's attack in the upcoming 45th World Chess Olympiad in September 2024."

The Under-20 Division was won by Peter Ricardo of Swami Vivekananda High School after he traveled from the West to Suva to score 5/7. Moses Mario of Marist Brother's High School, Yajas Sharma of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School, Rajartha Weerasekara of Jai Narayan College, Praveer Singh of Marist Brothers High School, and Apimeleki Tawake of Christian Outreach College won the second to fifth prizes in unison, as they all had 4/7.

In the Under-14 Division, S M D N Herath and Abhiru Herath took the top two positions with an equal score of 4.5/7, while Yash Yuvaan Prasad of Lautoka Central Primary School, Nidish Hettiwatta of Nehru Memorial Primary School and Yanick Khatri of Yat Sen Primary School came third, fourth and fifth with a respectable 3/7.

"We do have plans for the final weekend of May to host a major 3-day tournament with Vodafone Fiji," adds Goru Arvind. "Under World Chess Federation (FIDE) requirements, there will be 9 rounds of play under 30 minutes plus 30 seconds per move for players who are rated 1800 and below, or unrated to allow more new players to achieve an international rating."

Daniel Min of Yat Sen Secondary School took the Best Newcomer (Male) Award with 4/7, and Tanmayee Naiker of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Secondary School bagged the Best Newcomer (Female) Award with 4/7.

Gurveer Singh of Indra Gandhi Memorial Primary School won the Lucky Draw Prize for early online registration via Google Forms on the official Fiji Chess Federation page.

In other special awards, S M D N Herath of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School secured the Best Upset Award for registering a win over Open Player Donald Ecube, and a stunning draw against CM Rudr Prasad.

Further details of the upcoming 3-day tournament from 31 May 2024 will be announced in due course.

(Photos: Chess players in thought at the USP Laucala Campus)
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MASTERMIND KUMAR SNATCHES VICTORY!

In-form Candidate Master (CM) Manoj Kumar snatched another Vodafone Fiji Rapid Chess title with a unbeaten performance of 6/7, despite strong challenges by CM Rudr Prasad and CM Goru Arvind of The University of the South Pacific who held him off to draws. CM Rudr Prasad came second overall with the same score, but a lower tie-break.

Lionel Vaurasi of Yat Sen Primary School, who is one of CM Manoj Kumars top students in chess, bulldozed himself into third place with 5.5/7. Yash Krishen Maharaj and CM Ronald Terubea came fourth and fifth with an equal score of 5/7. 

Womens Candidate Master (WCM) Cydel Terubea repeated her steamrolling of all opposition with an unbeaten 7/7 in the Womens Division. WCM Gloria Sukhu secured second place with 5.5/7, while Latileta Masau of Dudley Intermediate College and WCM Tanvi Prasad of Jai Narayan College came third and fourth with 5/7. Useli Herath of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School finished fifth with a solid 4/7.

It was a very versatile tournament with players from Fiji, Philippines, Mexico, India and Sri Lanka to show how widely accepted our sport is, states General Secretary Goru Arvind. CM Manoj Kumar back into winning form is good news as he will spearhead Fijis attack in the upcoming 45th World Chess Olympiad in September 2024.

The Under-20 Division was won by Peter Ricardo of Swami Vivekananda High School after he traveled from the West to Suva to score 5/7. Moses Mario of Marist Brothers High School, Yajas Sharma of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School, Rajartha Weerasekara of Jai Narayan College, Praveer Singh of Marist Brothers High School, and Apimeleki Tawake of Christian Outreach College won the second to fifth prizes in unison, as they all had 4/7.

In the Under-14 Division, S M D N Herath and Abhiru Herath took the top two positions with an equal score of 4.5/7, while Yash Yuvaan Prasad of Lautoka Central Primary School, Nidish Hettiwatta of Nehru Memorial Primary School and Yanick Khatri of Yat Sen Primary School came third, fourth and fifth with a respectable 3/7.

We do have plans for the final weekend of May to host a major 3-day tournament with Vodafone Fiji, adds Goru Arvind. Under World Chess Federation (FIDE) requirements, there will be 9 rounds of play under 30 minutes plus 30 seconds per move for players who are rated 1800 and below, or unrated to allow more new players to achieve an international rating. 

Daniel Min of Yat Sen Secondary School took the Best Newcomer (Male) Award with 4/7, and Tanmayee Naiker of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Secondary School bagged the Best Newcomer (Female) Award with 4/7. 

Gurveer Singh of Indra Gandhi Memorial Primary School won the Lucky Draw Prize for early online registration via Google Forms on the official Fiji Chess Federation page.

In other special awards, S M D N Herath of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School secured the Best Upset Award for registering a win over Open Player Donald Ecube, and a stunning draw against CM Rudr Prasad.

Further details of the upcoming 3-day tournament from 31 May 2024 will be announced in due course.

(Photos: Chess players in thought at the USP Laucala Campus)Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Hi, I have just introduced my 11 year old to chess and was wondering if there were coaching avenues in Suva to help him understand the game better?

QUICK TOURNAMENT SUMMARY - 2024 VF APRIL RAPID CHESS TOURNAMENT held on 4th May.
Total 51 participants. 36x in the Open Section & 15 in the Women Section.

Open
🥇[CHAMPION] Manoj Kumar 6.5/7 – Undefeated – 5 wins and 2 draws. Better tiebreak due to higher Bucholz
🥈CM Rudr Prasad 6.5/7 - Undefeated – 5 wins and 2 draws.
🥉Lionel Vaurasi 5.5/7 – Astonishing result from the Yat Sen Primary School Student

Women
🥇WCM Cydel Terubea 7/7 – Flawless performance by the reigning Women’s National Champion
🥈WCM Gloria Sukhu 5.5/7 – Respectable result from the veteran and multiple time Women’s National Champion
🥉Latileta Masau 5/7 - Great result from the Dudley Intermediate School student.

U20
🥇 Peter Ricardo 5/7 – Swami Vivekananda College
🥈 Moses Mario 4/7 – Marist Brothers High School
🥉Yajas Sharma 4/7 – MGM Primary School

U14
🥇 SMDN Herath 4.5/7 – MGM Primary School
🥈Abhiru Herath 4/7 – MGM Primary School
🥉Yash Prasad 3/7 – Lautoka Central Primary School

Special Prizes
🥇Best Beginner Male – Daniel Min (4/7) of Yat Sen Secondary School
🥇Best Beginner Female – Tanmayee Naiker (4/7) of MGM High School
🥇Best Upset – S M D N Herath (1447) for his win against Donald Ecube (1669) in Round 2

🥇Online Lucky Draw – Gurveer Singh (4/7) of Indra Gandhi Memorial Primary School

**Any prizes not awarded in person at the tournament, shall be done so at the next tournament or you can msg us to make alternative arrangements.

Next tournament is tentatively scheduled for May 31st – 2nd June at USP, Suva. (3 day tournament).
Watch our facebook for more details.
Any queries, message us.
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Awesome and well done to all...good to see the young kids excelling...bright future ahead

How do I join

TEAM FIJI ANNOUNCEMENT -
Fiji Chess Federation (FCF) - is pleased to announce the Team Fiji (Open and Women) Olympiad teams for the 45th Olympiad to be hosted by Budapest, Hungary, 10-23 September 2024.
www.fide.com/news/2988
chessolympiad2024.fide.com/

Team List is not in board order – this will be determined closer to the date of team registration with organizers approx. June.

FCF will be in contact with the players regarding training and logistics preparations.

Vinaka to all that applied.

Fiji Association of Sport & National Olympic Committee Fiji National Sports CommissionVodafone Fiji
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TEAM FIJI ANNOUNCEMENT -
Fiji Chess Federation (FCF) - is pleased to announce the Team Fiji (Open and Women) Olympiad teams for the 45th Olympiad to be hosted by Budapest, Hungary, 10-23 September 2024.
https://www.fide.com/news/2988
https://chessolympiad2024.fide.com/

Team List is not in board order – this will be determined closer to the date of team registration with organizers approx. June.

FCF will be in contact with the players regarding training and logistics preparations. 

Vinaka to all that applied.

Fiji Association of Sport & National Olympic Committee Fiji National Sports CommissionVodafone Fiji

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Love the graphic. Good luck at the Olympiad

Awesome and all the best to the team

Toso Viti!

VODAFONE FIJI RAPID CHESS IN SUVA

The 2024 Vodafone Fiji Rapid Chess Tournament is all set to commence at H104A (019-023A) in The University of the South Pacific, Suva from 08:30 AM on Saturday 04 May, 2024.

National Champion Candidate Master (CM) Manoj Kumar will gauge his chess skills against strong challengers like Yash Krishen Maharaj of The University of the South Pacific, CM Taione Sikivou, CM Ronald Terubea, Prashil Prakash and Provisional FIDE Master (FM) Rudr Ravi Prasad.

"With the school holidays approaching fast, this tournament is a prequel to a lot more next month," states General Secretary Goru Arvind. "Chess is one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season for Primary and Secondary School students, and it will keep their minds creative and alert."

The Women's Division will be tightly contested between Women's Candidate Master (WCM) Gloria Sukhu, Makayla Sukhu, Anisha Eshal Bari, Latileta Masau of Dudley Intermediate School, Louisa Corpuz, and Provisional WCMs Cydel Terubea and Tanvi Radha Prasad of Jai Narayan College.

"Our team is also planning the 2024 Vodafone Fiji National School Team's Chess Championship in the second set of holidays in August," adds Goru Arvind. "We will be contacting schools around Fiji so that they have ample time to choose their best 4 players to field a School Team under 15 minutes plus 5 seconds per move in time control."

Other chess players like Yajas Sharma of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School, Ashwin Singh, Jun Adricula, Donald Ecube, Lionel Vaurasi of Yat Sen Primary School and Kartik Chandra are expected to add to the competition over the weekend.

Special Awards for Best Upset, Best Newcomer (Male) and Best Newcomer (Female) are also up for grabs in the tournament to encourage more new chess players to join Fiji Chess Federation.

All interested chess players must report to the venue by 08:30 AM on the scheduled date.

(Photo: Young chess players focus in their games)
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VODAFONE FIJI RAPID CHESS IN SUVA

The 2024 Vodafone Fiji Rapid Chess Tournament is all set to commence at H104A (019-023A) in The University of the South Pacific, Suva from 08:30 AM on Saturday 04 May, 2024. 

National Champion Candidate Master (CM) Manoj Kumar will gauge his chess skills against strong challengers like Yash Krishen Maharaj of The University of the South Pacific, CM Taione Sikivou, CM Ronald Terubea, Prashil Prakash and Provisional FIDE Master (FM) Rudr Ravi Prasad. 

With the school holidays approaching fast, this tournament is a prequel to a lot more next month, states General Secretary Goru Arvind. Chess is one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season for Primary and Secondary School students, and it will keep their minds creative and alert.

The Womens Division will be tightly contested between Womens Candidate Master (WCM) Gloria Sukhu, Makayla Sukhu, Anisha Eshal Bari, Latileta Masau of Dudley Intermediate School, Louisa Corpuz, and Provisional WCMs Cydel Terubea and Tanvi Radha Prasad of Jai Narayan College. 

Our team is also planning the 2024 Vodafone Fiji National School Teams Chess Championship in the second set of holidays in August, adds Goru Arvind. We will be contacting schools around Fiji so that they have ample time to choose their best 4 players to field a School Team under 15 minutes plus 5 seconds per move in time control. 

Other chess players like Yajas Sharma of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School, Ashwin Singh, Jun Adricula, Donald Ecube, Lionel Vaurasi of Yat Sen Primary School and Kartik Chandra are expected to add to the competition over the weekend.

Special Awards for Best Upset, Best Newcomer (Male) and Best Newcomer (Female) are also up for grabs in the tournament to encourage more new chess players to join Fiji Chess Federation.

All interested chess players must report to the venue by 08:30 AM on the scheduled date.

(Photo: Young chess players focus in their games)

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Looking forward to this

will be there

Tournament - 2024 Vodafone Fiji April Rapid Chess Tournament
Date: Date: Sat 4th May 2024 Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: Lecture Room 019-104, Laucala Campus, University of the South
Google Maps: bit.ly/413YjFO - labelled USP Space
Video Directions to the Venue: youtube.com/shorts/z2OW0WnqLrM?feature=share
Tournament Regulations: drive.google.com/file/d/103BOBzlMRBQqooh88g_VsQcKCdztlbnt/view?usp=sharing
Rounds: 7 with Round 1 start time of 9.45am
Tournament Schedule: drive.google.com/file/d/10-Hj-LLpWXDnDsQdSYobzgUOPVNaX_T2/view?usp=sharing
Time Control: Rapid; 15m + 5s per move
Prize Pool: $1,500
Tentative Prize Schedule: drive.google.com/file/d/1mhOrXGd0AWak-2r6n0PUPYQdItQCnqAX/view?usp=sharing
**Separate Women's Tournament
Tournament Entry Fees:
FCF Members: $10 (under 18), $5 (above 18 years old)
Non-Members: $10 (under 18), $20 (above 18 years old)
Special Conditions & Notes:
Registration/
Please consider pre-registration using the QR Code or link below. Alternatively, you can register on the day at the tournament venue from 9.00am - 9.30am
Pre-Registration Form/ **Closes at 8pm Fri 3rd May
bit.ly/FCFPlayApr2024
If you have any queries, please contact us on fijichessfederation@gmail.com OR drop us a message on Facebook
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Tournament - 2024 Vodafone Fiji April Rapid Chess Tournament
Date: Date: Sat 4th May 2024 Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: Lecture Room 019-104, Laucala Campus, University of the South 
Google Maps: https://bit.ly/413YjFO - labelled USP Space
Video Directions to the Venue: https://youtube.com/shorts/z2OW0WnqLrM?feature=share
Tournament Regulations: https://drive.google.com/file/d/103BOBzlMRBQqooh88g_VsQcKCdztlbnt/view?usp=sharing
Rounds: 7 with Round 1 start time of 9.45am
Tournament Schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10-Hj-LLpWXDnDsQdSYobzgUOPVNaX_T2/view?usp=sharing
Time Control: Rapid; 15m + 5s per move
Prize Pool: $1,500 
Tentative Prize Schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mhOrXGd0AWak-2r6n0PUPYQdItQCnqAX/view?usp=sharing
**Separate Womens Tournament
Tournament Entry Fees:
FCF Members: $10 (under 18), $5 (above 18 years old) 
Non-Members: $10 (under 18), $20 (above 18 years old) 
Special Conditions & Notes: 
Registration/
Please consider pre-registration using the QR Code or link below. Alternatively, you can register on the day at the tournament venue from 9.00am - 9.30am
Pre-Registration Form/ **Closes at 8pm Fri 3rd May
https://bit.ly/FCFPlayApr2024
If you have any queries, please contact us on fijichessfederation@gmail.com OR drop us a message on Facebook

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Hi.. Please check the online Google form.. It's not working. Also the mentioned date for close online registration is 23 Feb.. Kindly check.

I am getting this page after clicking on the given link form link.

EX-OLYMPIAN WINS VODAFONE FIJI CHESS

Ex-Olympiad Rep Prashil Prakash revived himself with some glorious combinations of play in the 2024 Vodafone Fiji Rapid Chess tournament at The University of Fiji in Lautoka, coming-off as an unbeaten champion with a score of 6/7 that included draws with Peter Ricardo of Swami Vivekananda College and William Robert Raymond Bennion. The next three winners were William Bennion, Christian Gonzalez and Krish Sinha, who were all tied at 5.5/7 to come second, third and fourth. Rajnesh Sant secured the fifth prize at 4/7.

The Women's Division was won by Latileta Masau of Dudley Intermediate School with 4/7, while Useli Herath of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School came second with 3.5/7. Debutante Veronica Eremina, Nishita Sinha of Swami Vivekananda College and Mercy Gogoi secured third, fourth and fifth place with an equal score of 3/7.

"Prashil is one of our strongest chess players from the Western Division who represented Fiji in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Chennai two years ago," states General Secretary Goru Arvind. "The tournament was filled with Primary and Secondary School competitors from the West, and we can see new chess players in every tournament."

Upcoming talent Lionel Vaurasi of Yat Sen Primary School propelled himself above much older competitors to win the Under-20 Division at a solid 5.5/7, ahead of second and third placed Shivnesh Dutt and Raj Johan who tallied 5/7 each. Peter Ricardo and John Taake of Swami Vivekananda College came fourth and fifth with an equal score of 4.5/7.

The Under-14 Division was topped by Abhiru Herath of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School and Ricardo Luis Iv Corpuz of Gurukul Primary School at first and second place with 5/7 each. Yash Yuvaan Prasad of Deenbandhoo Memorial Primary School continued his improving from by coming third at 4.5/7. Paul Anthony Corpuz of Lautoka Zhong Hua Primary School and Yajat Singh secured fourth and fifth place with 4/7.

"We are looking to host the next Vodafone Fiji tournament in Suva about two weekends from now," adds Goru Arvind. "The newly elected Executive Board for Fiji Chess Federation will also meet this month to finalize some key logistics for the 45th World Chess Olympiad which is officially on-track for Hungary in September 2024, and line-ups will be made public in upcoming weeks."

The Best Newcomer (Female) Award was won by Veronica Eremina for scoring 3 solid wins in her first tournament, while Jack Li won the Lucky Draw Prize for Online Registration via Google Forms in the official Fiji Chess Federation Facebook page.

Full details of the next Vodafone Fiji event will be announced in upcoming days.

(Photos: Chess plays in the West of Fiji in action)
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EX-OLYMPIAN WINS VODAFONE FIJI CHESS 

Ex-Olympiad Rep Prashil Prakash revived himself with some glorious combinations of play in the 2024 Vodafone Fiji Rapid Chess tournament at The University of Fiji in Lautoka, coming-off as an unbeaten champion with a score of 6/7 that included draws with Peter Ricardo of Swami Vivekananda College and William Robert Raymond Bennion. The next three winners were William Bennion, Christian Gonzalez and Krish Sinha, who were all tied at 5.5/7 to come second, third and fourth. Rajnesh Sant secured the fifth prize at 4/7.

The Womens Division was won by Latileta Masau of Dudley Intermediate School with 4/7, while Useli Herath of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School came second with 3.5/7. Debutante Veronica Eremina, Nishita Sinha of Swami Vivekananda College and Mercy Gogoi secured third, fourth and fifth place with an equal score of 3/7.

Prashil is one of our strongest chess players from the Western Division who represented Fiji in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Chennai two years ago, states General Secretary Goru Arvind. The tournament was filled with Primary and Secondary School competitors from the West, and we can see new chess players in every tournament. 

Upcoming talent Lionel Vaurasi of Yat Sen Primary School propelled himself above much older competitors to win the Under-20 Division at a solid 5.5/7, ahead of second and third placed Shivnesh Dutt and Raj Johan who tallied 5/7 each. Peter Ricardo and John Taake of Swami Vivekananda College came fourth and fifth with an equal score of 4.5/7.

The Under-14 Division was topped by Abhiru Herath of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School and Ricardo Luis Iv Corpuz of Gurukul Primary School at first and second place with 5/7 each. Yash Yuvaan Prasad of Deenbandhoo Memorial Primary School continued his improving from by coming third at 4.5/7. Paul Anthony Corpuz of Lautoka Zhong Hua Primary School and Yajat Singh secured fourth and fifth place with 4/7.

We are looking to host the next Vodafone Fiji tournament in Suva about two weekends from now, adds Goru Arvind. The newly elected Executive Board for Fiji Chess Federation will also meet this month to finalize some key logistics for the 45th World Chess Olympiad which is officially on-track for Hungary in September 2024, and line-ups will be made public in upcoming weeks.

The Best Newcomer (Female) Award was won by Veronica Eremina for scoring 3 solid wins in her first tournament, while Jack Li won the Lucky Draw Prize for Online Registration via Google Forms in the official Fiji Chess Federation Facebook page.

Full details of the next Vodafone Fiji event will be announced in upcoming days.

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EXECUTIVES RE-ELECTED FOR FIJI CHESS

The Fiji Chess Federation successfully concluded an Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 13 April, 2024 where members unanimously re-elected Candidate Master (CM) Taione Sikivou to resume in his role as President for another year.

Other Executive Members who will lead the Federation are Deputy President Ryan Bale, General Secretary Goru Arvind, Treasurer Reshma Chand, Vice-Presidents William Robert Raymond Bennion and Roshika Deo, and General Executive Members Luisa Corpuz, Ravikesh Prasad and Prashil Prakash.

"We would like to thank our membership and our sponsors Vodafone Fiji for their kind support towards chess as a growing sport," states General Secretary Goru Arvind. "Our membership has increased to 120 active players, with almost 3/4 of them coming in from Primary and Secondary School with further growth anticipated for 2024-2025."

The Federation is reaching out to more school children under a Chess-In-Schools initiative, keeping in mind that Fiji's future in any sport lies in the younger generation.

Reigning National Champion, CM Manoj Kumar officially received the first FIDE School Instructor title from the World Chess Federation in 2023, and this is a significant boost for the nation as he is considered to be one of the best chess coaches in Fiji.

"We are continuing to meet the World Chess Federation's (FIDE) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by hosting a minimum of one tournament per month under the helm of Vodafone Fiji and our volunteers at The University of the South Pacific and The University of Fiji, "adds Goru Arvind. "A lot of excitement is building as more young children are taking up the sport with chess.com and mobile WiFi getting stronger."

Chess is a unique sport that can be played irrespective of weather, age, cultural background, gender and ability. For a small Federation of 100+ active members, Fiji has a total of 13 international titles and 3 Provisional titles in the range of Women's FIDE Master (WFM), Women's Candidate Master (WCM) and Candidate Master (CM).

The next tournament is tentatively scheduled for Saturday 27 April, 2024 in Suva with an official announcement to made in upcoming days.

(Members of FCF at the AGM in Khatri Hall, Suva)
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EXECUTIVES RE-ELECTED FOR FIJI CHESS 

The Fiji Chess Federation successfully concluded an Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 13 April, 2024 where members unanimously re-elected Candidate Master (CM) Taione Sikivou to resume in his role as President for another year.

Other Executive Members who will lead the Federation are Deputy President Ryan Bale, General Secretary Goru Arvind, Treasurer Reshma Chand, Vice-Presidents William Robert Raymond Bennion and Roshika Deo, and General Executive Members Luisa Corpuz, Ravikesh Prasad and Prashil Prakash.

We would like to thank our membership and our sponsors Vodafone Fiji for their kind support towards chess as a growing sport, states General Secretary Goru Arvind. Our membership has increased to 120 active players, with almost 3/4 of them coming in from Primary and Secondary School with further growth anticipated for 2024-2025.

The Federation is reaching out to more school children under a Chess-In-Schools initiative, keeping in mind that Fijis future in any sport lies in the younger generation. 

Reigning National Champion, CM Manoj Kumar officially received the first FIDE School Instructor title from the World Chess Federation in 2023, and this is a significant boost for the nation as he is considered to be one of the best chess coaches in Fiji. 

We are continuing to meet the World Chess Federations (FIDE) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by hosting a minimum of one tournament per month under the helm of Vodafone Fiji and our volunteers at The University of the South Pacific and The University of Fiji, adds Goru Arvind. A lot of excitement is building as more young children are taking up the sport with chess.com and mobile WiFi getting stronger.

Chess is a unique sport that can be played irrespective of weather, age, cultural background, gender and ability. For a small Federation of 100+ active members, Fiji has a total of 13 international titles and 3 Provisional titles in the range of Womens FIDE Master (WFM), Womens Candidate Master (WCM) and Candidate Master (CM).

The next tournament is tentatively scheduled for Saturday 27 April, 2024 in Suva with an official announcement to made in upcoming days.

(Members of FCF at the AGM in Khatri Hall, Suva)

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My hearty congratulations to all who have been elected to lead the Fiji Chess Federation. My best wishes in all your endeavors. I appreciate the voluntary service you all are rendering to the Fiji Chess Federation. Your unflinching dedication, commitment and sacrifice is appreciated and applauded.

congratulations to all

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