Hello everyone. Just as promised, not only pictures of the final days of the tourney are in this post, but also video of the closing ceremony.
Of course, the top 5 players and the youth players were given prizes and acknowledgement for their skill in the game.
The WINNER of the Tournament is:
1- Ferdinand Laming of Philippians.
The following are ranks from 2 till 4:
2- Bader Al Hajeri of Kuwait
3- Mohamed Hesham of Syria
4- Mohamed Jaber of Egypt
5- Hamada Al Wakeel of Egypt
Below are pictures of the last round of the tournament, which took place on Thursday, April 26, 2012. And of course, the closing ceremony.
Don’t forget to watch the videos that I posted on http://www.youtube.com/chesskw
I will post more pictures, in higher quality soon.
VIDEOS in YOUTUBE
Click on this link to view the opening speech in the closing ceremony. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlcF6SWSYaw
Click on this link to view the the awarding of the youths. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nUOUk6TF5Q&feature=relmfu
Click on this link to view the awarding of the youths part 2. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7-M_2boJpg&feature=relmfu
Click on this link to view the awarding of The Champion of the Tournament. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnGvVmO8o0Q&feature=relmfu
Click on this link to view the awarding of the top 5 players. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiU7tntgbRA&feature=relmfu
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
A great thanks goes to the Tourism Enterprises Company for thier sponsorship of this great tournament in a great location.
Thanks to the Kuwait Chess Federation for all thier efforts put into this work. Which I’m sure it was really hard work. Including, Hassan Ramadhan and Taher Al Khateeb as well as the coach and chief arbiter of the tourney, Mr. Vladimir Rogoyevskyi. Of course, Zeinab, the Secretary of the KCF deserves a mention as well. A great thanks to all the KCF staff for their hard work.
Thanks to Khalaf Al Azmi for his support in the Tournament. His hard work of arbitriting, creating a great chess database, and the use of the swissperfect system made this tournament very enjoyable.
Thanks again to all those who helped when the team needed it.
I hope to bring you further coverage and updates on the latest in Kuwait Chess. Keep checking back regularly for any tournament that might come up.
Also, if you have taken pictures, I would love it if you sent it to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance if you do send.