23 June, 2009

2009 Oceania Zonal Chess Tournament Update

The Team Fiji is on a good start at this years Oceania Zonal Chess Tournament. The current local leader CM Manoj Kumar lost his first game to an Australian IM David Smerdon (2nd seed) but manage to score full points against two other Australians and a Draw against another Australian, Gareth Oliver, who happens to be over 150 ELO points stronger than the CM.

Local second seed CM Calvin Prasad also had a slower but a steady start loosing his first game but managed to draw and defeat players stronger than himself. currently with a score of 2.5/4 with playing his fifth game (4pm Fj time)

The overall winner will be representing the Oceania Region in the upcoming World Cup Chess against the other worlds stronger players.

For pictures:
http://www.gardinerchess.com/oceaniazonal/photos/photos.htm

For results:
http://chess-results.com/tnr23103.aspx?lan=1 http://chess-results.com/tnr23103.aspx?art=9&lan=1&fed=FIJ&m=-1&wi=1000&snr=38 http://chess-results.com/tnr23103.aspx?art=9&lan=1&fed=FIJ&m=-1&wi=1000&snr=53 http://chess-results.com/tnr23103.aspx?art=9&lan=1&fed=FIJ&m=-1&wi=1000&snr=54 http://chess-results.com/tnr23103.aspx?art=9&lan=1&fed=FIJ&m=-1&wi=1000&snr=65

For more information, pls email Krishneel Nair on chessdeskris@yahoo.com.

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