Rodney Lim under-20 chess champion

Fadhil Yunus

Rodney Lim Teck Guan championed the Under-20 School Holiday Chess Blitz after topping a field of 24 entries with a score of 7.5 points at the Brunei Chess Centre of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex yesterday.

Abdul Zahirul Haq finished runners-up after collecting 6.5 points, while Wong Tze Yoong placed third.

Awangku Md Ayyub took fourth place with a score of six points with On Jing Wei completing the top five.

Meanwhile, in the under 16 category, Kyla Marie emerged as champion and was also awarded best female.

Muhd Khairi Ridwan secured the runners-up spot while Ronald Lim Teck Chin was ranked third best.

In the under-12 category, Muhammad Zakwan clinched top spot followed by Mohamed Azfar and Dayangku Nurhafizah.

Organised by the Brunei Chess Federation (BCF), the tournament was played in accordance with the Swiss system of 7/9 rounds.

Participants compete at the Under-20 School Holiday Chess Blitz. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS