This report is long overdue. I should have posted this at least a few months back. But a few things delayed the matter and I didn’t. Hopefully this will rejuvenate the people’s belief in this site. As you have noticed, in the latest tournament, the March Open, I didn’t post any pictures. The reason for this is that taking pictures takes concentration away from the games. And this time around I wanted to focus on my play.
And a big thank you goes to Ahmed Hosni and Reberto Carandang for taking beautiful pictures and giving them to me to post them on the site. In due time, many more pictures will be posted here.
Here is a few to begin with:
Anyways, here is what you’re after. The final standing from the National Open Chess Tournament.
- Dennis Poliquit (7.5 PTS) WINNER
- Bader Al Hajer
- Hani Sameih (7.0 PTS)
- Ahmed Jad Al Rab
- Florentino Silao
- Ferdinand Bugay (6.5 PTS)
- Taher Al Khateeb
- Khalid Khan Anwar (6.0 PTS)
- Fayiq Kanan
- Hamada Al Wakiel
- Mohamad AbdulMohsin (5.5 PTS)
- Ahmed Hosni
- Eid Mohammed
- Waleed Al Awadhi
- Faizur Rahman
- Asfand Yar Khan
- Mohamed Jabr (5.0 PTS)
- Imad Abul Latif
- Al Sayed Anwar
- Basir Cosain
- Emmanuel Ygpuara
- Dr. Ahmed Al Shikh
- Hamdi Faraj
- Samuel Santos
- Kennith Tasadao
- Bader Al Khaldi
- Nasir Al Maqseed (4.5 PTS)
- Oliver John
- Nasir Bahamany
- Basim Zaki
- Edgar Benities (4.0 PTS)
- Ferdinand Laming
- Nizar Kanan
- Ahmed Abdu
- Abdulwahab Al Atiqi
- Khaled Al Hashem
- Omran Al Moussawi
- Abdulrahman Al Ibrahim
- Waheed Hilal (3.5 PTS)
- Sajan Vargughese
- Imad Fawzi (3.0 PTS)
- Zaid Al Marafi
- Labib Obaid
- Amin Yamout
- AbdulAziz Al Senafi (2.5 PTS)
- Nanda Kumar (2.0 PTS)
- Hashim Khan
- Hashem Ali Hussain (1.5 PTS)
- Abdulmohsin Al Meshari (1.0 PTS)
- Mohamed Al Sayed
- Faisial Al Hamlan (— PTS)
- Greg Blanco
- Rashid Al Alam
- Nour Al Dein
- Hani Sabri
- Mohamed Qabazard
- Ihab Hamza
- Ali Hassan
- Anoop Pious
- Ali Al Sakkaf
- Mohamed Mahmoud
A big big congratulations to Dennis Poliquit for winning this tournament with only a single loss. He even beat Bader Al Hajeri in an earlier round in a very tactical game.
Thank you very much for this Khalid! I appreciate it. My friends globally will congratulate me for this hehehhe. Anyway, when will be our next tournament?
thanks khalid for posting my sleeping pic….it just happened that my opponent is in trouble thats why he is thinking deeper and deeper and deeper that i fell in a deep sleep…….thanks my friend and congrats to boss dennis for giving the filipino chessers great prestige…….
The idea of tournaments is to have a large amount of people playing against each other in a 9 round tournament. It sures that the level of competition remains high and people enjoy themselves.
It would be sad to have another tournament with only 25 participants.
So the next tournament might be on June so as to create the high demand.
The costs arent high 5Kd is fair for the place rental at least ! i think people love to play in malls or fancy places ! that might be the problem … u know in one of the old soug sharg the fee was 20 kd (reduced later to 10) yet many players wanted to play ??
It would be nice if KCF studies why players come ??
1- Prizes ?
2- Playing avenue and services ?
3- Certain suiting times (ramadan for ex.)
4- certain playing systems ? (like game timing ? game schedule? )
5- media coverage (before and during tournament?)
i know some will say all factors matter…
but im sure a certain factor must be of more importance ??
Which one do you think ??
put some sidegames like blitz at least just for fun……..trophies are valubles as cash,u feel being a winner if there is a trophy…..at least that was worth a morlal booster if there are trophies at stake,even medals to those who are inlucded in top 15…..that wont cost much….ans 1 thing,its such a pleasure to play for such tournaments,its a good idea of having all participants to receive certificate being a participant…….that would ba a great memory to remember after long years of being part of such tournaments by having certificates with KCF logo…..signed by its head…..i think los of people would appreciate that,by giving certificates participants are honored of being a part od a tournament….thanks a lot…just an input…..:P
i think its all about prize … people want money
P.S. Dear Khaled, why dont you photoshop the pictures?
they look tacky that way.. please re-enforce the quality with my thanks to you and to Bader the nice guy and Sami the computer guy and see you around
It’s not only about money. Even though some only come because of it, others come for other reasons.
Also, if you want to see the pictures in higher quality, go to flickr.com
I posted some pictures in High Definition.
Look up kadsawy in people to see my flickr profile
i tell u why i think alot of players play for money
one time i asked mr sammy about payment : i said when all players pay the fee ? he said during the tournament… and some players; they play round one and when they lose they dont come again and dont pay the fee!! why cuz bad chance of making the top standing … so what do we think ? it about the money prize i think….No!?
if you love chess ur fun is winning nice games anytime… u dont run away after round one because of 5 kd! thats cheap !
– what about u put some pics in the site … it makes the chess room now looks even worse lool 🙂