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Youngsters top bet at chess open

The 2015 Fiji Bitter Open this weekend is set to attract a record number of youngsters, with a number of veterans confirming participation in the prestigious event. “This tournament will have a rapid format with a total of 7 rounds,” says General Secretary Goru Arvind. “We expect young and upcoming players like Russell Talonga, Vinooda Senewiratne, Menash Fareed, Claudia Koroi, […]

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September 15, 2015 11:22 am

The 2015 Fiji Bitter Open this weekend is set to attract a record number of youngsters, with a number of veterans confirming participation in the prestigious event.

The tournament will be held this Sunday at Tappoo City in Suva this Sunday, and $1000 cash prize will be at stake.
The tournament will be held this Sunday at Tappoo City in Suva, and $1000 cash prize will be at stake.

“This tournament will have a rapid format with a total of 7 rounds,” says General Secretary Goru Arvind. “We expect young and upcoming players like Russell Talonga, Vinooda Senewiratne, Menash Fareed, Claudia Koroi, Austin Koroi, Stanley Zhang, James Zhang and Zen Borg to perform well in their respective categories.”

16-year old Women’s National Champion Kabrina Terubea will be a huge favorite against Women’s Candidate Master (WCM) Gloria Sukhu and Women’s FIDE Master (WFM) Hilda Vukikomoala in the female category.

In the Elite Category, players like CM Manoj Kumar, CM Noel Adricula, CM Ronald Terubea and Jose Celiz have confirmed to participate and are expected to provide a strong challenge to defending champion CM Calvin Prasad.

Fiji Chess President Calvin Prasad acknowledged sponsor Paradise Beverages, marking the 36th year of sponsorship.  Tappoo City continues their sponorship of tournament venue.

Entry fees is $ 10.00, and $ 5.00 for Under-20.   Registration starts at 9.00am on Sunday September 20th.

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