The 2013 Tournament Calendar for the Fiji Chess Federation is announced as follows:
12-year old Menash Fareed of Yat Sen Primary School and Ronald Terubea of Nausori High School won the Primary & Secondary School's Championships respectively at Tappoo City Complex on Sunday 19 May 2013.
The Fiji Chess Federation hosted the 2013 Oceania Zonal Chess Championship from May 4-10 at Sonaisali Island Resort. The tournament contained players from Zone 3.6 federations like Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Full results are now available at: http://chess-results.com/fed.aspx?lan=1&fed=FIJ
CM Calvin Prasad warded off a fiery challenge from CM Manoj Kumar in a nail-biting final match that stretched for 5 hours. He top scored with a flawless 5/5 to win the Mohammed Badshah Memorial Open. Goru Arvind finished in 2nd position with 4/5, while Ronald Terubea secured the 3rd position at 3.5/5 by upsetting CM Manoj Kumar in round 2.
CM Manoj Kumar snatched the Brijlal Open Title from CM Calvin Prasad in a tie-break that went through 2 x 15 minute rapids and 3 x 5 minute blitz rounds. Both players were tied at 4.5 out of 5, and in the final round CM Calvin lost on time by a bare 2 seconds. Goru Arvind finished 3rd with 3 points.
CM Manoj Kumar is back to winning form after securing the Kundan Singh Open Chess Championship title at the FASANOC Olympic House. He was unbeaten at 4.5 points with four wins and a draw with Goru Arvind. CM Calvin Prasad, who lost to Kumar, tallied 4 points to finish 2nd.