The curtain came down on the competitions of the Qatar Center Chess Training Championship, which was held under the supervision of the Qatar Chess Federation (QCF), with the participation of 40 young local and international players.
Eight members of the Saudi Arabia’s Al-Gosaibi Chess Center also featured in the three-day competition.
Khaled al-Jamaat won the title after he finished in the lead with 5 points while Adam Hamdouchi ended in second place.
Rayan Irfan finished third.
In the under-14 category, Lee Leonard took first place while the second place was secured by Rayhan Punchiwa.
Ibrahim al-Janahi secured the third place.
In the under 10 years category, al-Jamaat got the first place while Alexander finished second. The third place was secured by Saudi player Salam Khazal.
In the girls’ competition, Lina Hamdoshi won first place, while Natasha got second place.
In the girls’ under 10 category, Fatima al-Hammadi won first place and Asma al-Hammadi came in second.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Mohamed al-Mudahka, President of QCF, crowned the winners, wishing them ‘continued progress and prosperity in the upcoming tournaments’.
Commemorative shields were also exchanged between the QCF officials and representatives of the Al-Gosaibi Sports Center.
Yousef al-Mutawa, Secretary-General of QCF, congratulated the winners.
“We are pleased with the success of the tournament and the great participation in the presence of players from Al-Gosaibi Chess Center. This is a fruitful co-operation between QCF and Al-Gosaibi Sports Center” he said.
He added: “Such tournaments will contribute greatly to the emergence of youngsters capable of representing our national teams in all age-brackets.”
For his part, Khaled Fahd al-Mutlaq, coach of the Al-Gosaibi Chess Center, expressed his ‘great happiness at the warm reception and the efforts made by QCF through the distinguished organisation’.
He particularly praised the efforts initiated by QCF president al-Mudahka and his local organising committee for ‘putting together a wonderful tournament that was staged in a flawless manner’.
Mohamed al-Mudahka, President of QCF, watches a young participant make a move during the Qatar Center Chess Training Youth Championship.