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CHESS - National27 Jan 2022

Punjab Open Chess Championship on February 6 at Lahore
Sports Bulletin ISLAMABAD:-The Punjab Open Chess Championship will be held on February 6, 2022 at Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Training Center, Ferozpur Road Lahore. According to an official, the top national chess players will take part in the event, as the tournament will be held in three categories including Men’s, Women’s and Under-20. Top ten men, top for women and top four Under-20 players will be awarded cash prizes. February 5, 2022 will be the last date for entries. Players can contact Waqas Dogger at 0092-322-4406210 for their entries.

CHESS - National23 Jan 2022

Shahid Hussain wins the title of Islamabad Open Rapid Chess Tournament 2022
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-The veteran chess player, Shahid Hussain has won the title of the 3rd Islamabad Open Rapid Chess Tournament that held on Sunday at the Main Hall of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) office G-8/1 Islamabad. According to an official of Islamabad Chess Association (ICA), a-day chess tournament was held by ICA in collaboration with ICCI in which over 60 players took part and showed their mental strength. Shahid Hussain claimed top position in 9 rounds fixture while Abdullah Waris remained second and Mohammad Uzair Masood grabbed third position. Anastasiia, a 13-year old girl was on top position in the women’s event. In the Under-15 event, Hamza Zaka Mustafa got the top position while Raja Hattam was second and Ahmed Khan Wazir was on third spot. At the end, chief guest president ICCI Shakil Munir distributed the prizes among the players. Also, Joint Secretary SAFRON Agha Wasim Ahmed graced the occasion as guest of honour. All top officials of ICA and ICCI were present on this eve. Secretary ICA Raja Gohar thanked all guest on this occasion. Position holders were awarded prize money along with trophies and medals. First position holder pocketed 5000 cash while 3000 and 2000 respectively given to second and third position holders.  

CHESS - National20 Jan 2022

A-Day Islamabad Open Rapid Chess Tournament on January 23, 2022
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-The 3rd Islamabad Open Rapid Chess Tournament Championship will be held on January 23 (Sunday) at Islamabad under the banner of Islamabad Chess Association (ICA) in collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI). According to an official, the tournament will be played on Swiss System in which three categories competitions will be held including Men’s, Women’s and Under-15, as the tournament will start at 11:00 am in the Hall of ICCI G-8 / 1 Islamabad, as players will have to report one hour before. Top eight players will be awarded prize money along with trophies and medals. First position holder will get 5000 cash while 3000 and 2000 respectively will be given to second and third position holders.  

CHESS - National22 Oct 2021

A series of chess events start next month in Islamabad: Malik Ameen
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (October 21, 2021):-Secretary, Islamabad Chess Association (ICA), Malik Mohammad Ameen has revealed on Thursday that chess association of capital city would start a series of chess fixtures at universities level aiming to give an occasion to budding chess players and to select the young talented guys from grass root level and It would be started from International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) next month. During a special meeting with  correspondent, national chess player, Malik Ameen further said that he had a meeting with the IIUI administration. “All things have been settled and we will organize the event in well benefitted manners in collaboration with Chess Federation of Pakistan (CFP). After this, a series of chess competitions will kick off in the different universities of twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad, “he added. To a question, he said that CFP was competent to host the top international chess events in Pakistan, which would be helpful to boost up the soft image of the country all over the world. “It is a fact that we cannot organize any international event without the government's support and cooperation. Chess federation has a good reputation at international level. If the government will support us we will manage the international events on the soil of Pakistan, “he maintained. “For staging an international chess there is no need for big security, as it is an indoor game and all things can be managed safely. At this time, unfortunately, Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) is not even ready to recognize CFP and his efforts for the promotion of the game in Pakistan. I will not want to make more comments on this issue because the case is in the Islamabad High Court. We are affiliated with the World and Asian chess organizations, “he said. To another regarding the government support, Malik Ameed said: “The conditions of sports are miserable all over the county and the standard is going down day by day. The performance of Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) is also very grim like other government institutes and no one is ready to listen there. We told all the facts to top officials of PSB but we are still waiting for its affiliation. New Director PSB is not well aware about the sports issues, “he lamented. Responding to another question, Malik divulged that in 80s Landa Bazar was the hub of the chess players in Rawalpindi. Everyone was enjoying the game at a local hotel after closing their daily business. “It is said that chess was the game of kings but it has become the game of the common man too. People are keen to play chess under the banner of any organization. Politics hurt the chess brutally, as we were running the chess very well and smoothly but some unknown people established another parallel body. We organized a lot of tournaments and provided opportunities to budding players to excel at national and level, “he concluded.      

CHESS - National19 Oct 2021

MGHM All Pakistan Chess Championship concludes
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT Quetta (October 19, 2021):-The 2-Day Malik Gul Hassan Memorial (MGHM) All Pakistan Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship concluded at Browne Gymkhana, Prince Road Quetta. Championship was played on October 16 and 17, 2021. According to details, the championship was held in two different categories including Rapid and Blitz, as over 100 players from all over the country participated in the top national chess showpiece. In the Rapid Chess Category, Dr. Mohammad Ayuab (Quetta) got first position, Mohammad Ayaz (Quetta) got second while Mohammad Sabir (Karachi) got third position. In the Blitz Chess Category, Tariq Mughal (Karachi), Yunnas Malghani got second while Malik Mohammad Amin got third position.