Chess tourney attracts 19

|     Danial Norjidi     |

NINETEEN participants competed in the Brunei Chess Federation (BCF) Sunday Chess Blitz 2018 recently at The Food Court of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex.

The chess tournament was played according to the Swiss System of nine rounds.

Pengiran Hira emerged the winner of the Open Category, followed by Awangku Hafidzon in second and Eko Handoko third. Meanwhile, Pengiran Abdul Rahman was named the winner of the Above-50 Category.

In the Under-16 Category, Kamarul Ariffin took first place, followed by Kyle Eldrick and Abdul Zahirul Haq.

The tournament also saw Nur Zahirah named the Best Female Player, followed by Kyla Marie in second and Nursyazana third. The youngest player at the competition was eight-year-old Nur Zahra’a.

Dayangku Hajah Asiah binti Pengiran Haji Damit, Property Manager at Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah the guest of honour, presented the prizes.

Participants in a group photo. – DANIAL NORJIDI