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Big Win For Terubea

Kabrina Terubea was crowned the new women’s champion after beating the competition in the 2014 Sportsworld Fiji National Chess Championships. Speaking yesterday during the awards ceremony the 16-year-old Lelean Memorial
20 Dec 2014 11:33
Big Win For Terubea

Kabrina Terubea was crowned the new women’s champion after beating the competition in the 2014 Sportsworld Fiji National Chess Championships.

Speaking yesterday during the awards ceremony the 16-year-old Lelean Memorial School student said she was happy with her achievement.

“Firstly I just want to take this opportunity to thank Almighty God for his guidance and blessing in giving me this win and I want to thank all my fellow participants for a great competition.

“It was a truly enjoyable experience and I got to learn a lot of new things from my fellow competitors about the sport so I’m really thankful for that. Now I look forward to the next competition,” she said.

Fiji Chess Federation acting president Calvin Prasad commended Terubea on her achievement and congratulated all the other participants.

“That was a superb performance by Kabrina Terubea throughout the tournament. She managed to beat Manoj Kumar and even FIDE Master Stuart Fancy from Papua New Guinea. She unfortunately missed out on the 2013 Oceania Zone Qualifiers amongst other events,” he said.

“Looking at her performance, I can say now that it was Fiji Chess that missed out on having such an incredible talent and we certainly will be keeping a close eye on her and help nurture her to grow,” he added.

Terubea placed first followed by FIDE Master Hilda Vakaloloma in second place and veteran Gloria Sukhu in third. Prasad clinched the Open title followed by veteran champion Manoj Kumar and PNG champion Stuart Fancy placed third.

The tournament wrapped up with the awards at the Olympic House in Suva yesterday.

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