Ahmed Al Fares: The New Kuwaiti U-14 Champion

Recently, a group of U-18 players traveled to Hungary to participate in an open chess tournament in an effort to receive an official rating. Among the youths was Ahmed Al Fares who won 1st place in the U-14 section. A great achievement to our team mate.

Here is a link to an article with fuller details in arabic. Pictures are included in the Kuna newspaper. 

Click This Link here –> http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2296158&language=ar

Ahmad Al Fares

Kuwait Chess Tournament 2013: Round 2 Results & R3 Pairing

Many interesting things happened in last nights games. Faisal Al Hamlan was crushed by Adel Al Amiri’s tactics, which won him a piece. Al Hamlan defended well by still ended up with a loss.
Amer Al Amer had a decisive advantage against Bader Al Khaldi early in the game. But decided to play it safe, which ultimately lost him the game. That shows that you have to be aggressive all the time otherwise you’ll lose your edge.
Other players also enjoyed the fact the time control was improved by having an additional 30 seconds instead of the 20 seconds.
Other new players did rather well. Ahmad Al Daweesh drew his 1st match against Bader Al Khaldi and won in the 2nd round, putting him against tougher opponents now.
We also would like to introduce new players into the scene. Bader Al Hamadi, Ali Boland, Abdullah Al Baloushi and A. Al Nasser as this is thier 1st but not last tournament. We wish them the very best of luck. As they all show promise. Training with the new coach will improve thier skills along with the other players.
Anyways, here is the Round 2 results,


And Round 3 pairing:

R3And here are a few pictures of the players.

More pictures will be uploaded with each round.

Kuwait Chess Tournament 2013: Round 1 Results and Pictorial

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Yesterday was the start of a new tournament, the first of its kind in a very long time.
Amazingly, a large number of Kuwaiti players joined in the event. Which was a joy to see.
We saw old friends, new friends, and soon to be friends in the crowd.
It was also surprising because a lot of players joined in the competition, both new players and old players who stopped playing before. A total of 26 players.
A few more active players such as, Khaled Kalander, Ibrahim Shehab, Abdulrahman Al Ibrahim, Abdulsalam Al Dakheel, and myself could not join due to work issues. But hopefully, we will join in the coming tournaments.
Anyways, here are the results for yesterday’s matches:


Here are the pairing for today’s ROUND 2 match:


And here are a few pictures from the tournament.
Check out the new playing venue. It was upgraded from last time.

Kuwait Chess Tournament – March 2013

Update 28-02-2013:
Apparently this is not a championship and is a normal tournament to see the level of Kuwaiti players.
Don’t blame me, I just write what I hear. And I was just informed about the change from National Championship to Closed Tournament today.


There will be a tournament soon for Kuwaiti players to decide who will be on the NATIONAL TEAM.

It will START on saturday 2 March, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

02-03-2013 Last oppurtunity to register is on the day of the tournament, 1 hour before the tournament starts. 02-03-2013

It is open to all Kuwaiti players and the top 6 players will be part of the National Team.

The victor of the tournament will be considered as the Kuwait Champion 2013.

Registration is FREE, however there will be a 10 KD insurance fee to make sure the players continue to play in all the rounds.

Time control is 90 Minutes + 20 Seconds increment.

Rounds: 7 or 9 or Round-Robin (Depends on the # of registered players)

Chess Kuwait




Secretary, Zeinab Al Fayad.

Her # is 6650-1371

Cheers and Good Luck to All 🙂

Quick Look: The KOC Chess Tournament 2012

Here is a quick summary about the tournament and how to register.

The Kuwait Mind Sports Association is proud to present, under the sponsorship of the Kuwait Oil Company, a Chess and Dama Tournament.

A Few details:

Dates: 25-11-2012 till 5-12-2012 (including 1 rest day and 1 day for closing Ceremony!)

Rounds: 9 (with 1 rest day)

Time Control: 90 Min + 30 sec

Registration: 10 KD

Prizes: 1st= 300KD, 2nd=250KD, 3rd=200KD, 4th=150KD, 5th= 100KD

How to register: you can go to the Kuwait Mind Sports Association in Qadsiya Block 1, Street 10, House 10

For more information, you can call Ms. Zeinab Fayad at 6650 1371.

The Kuwait Chess Team in Budapest, Hungry

Bader Al Hajery, Nasser Al Maqseed, Bader Al Khaldi, Hazaa Al Shurafaa, Ahmad Al Subaei, and Adel Al Amiri, (including Faisal Al Qallaf) are currently in Budapest, Hungry playing in the famous First Saturday Tournament. Here is a picture of the participants who are playing in it now. A more detailed report will be available upon their arrival back to Kuwait.


Cartoon Network Youth Chess Tournament

A few weeks ago, a small but fun tournament took place for the furture champions of chess. A total of 14 young and brave warrirors participated in the Cartoon Network Youth Chess Tournament.

The sponsors for the tournament are Cartoon Network (of Sharq Co-op) and the Kuwait Mind Sports  Association.

The main coordinator is Zeinab Al Fayad and the arbitor was the Coach, Vladimir Rogovskyi.

The event was held on September 16th till the 18th and there was a total of 9 rounds (consisting of 3 rounds/day).

The time control was 20 minutes per side and there was a total of 14 players. And the players were divided into 2 sections, one for the expierenced and another for the New players.

And without further adew, here are the winners of the event.

Group A: 1) Abdulaziz Raed Faras, 2) Bader Adel Al Amiri, and 3) Mahmoud Faraj

Group B: 1) Yousef Al Shatti, 2) Meshary Al Shatti, and 3) Omar Busheba.

And as a final word, I would like to thank the parents of the young warriors for encouraging the young to play the beautiful game of chess. And we hope everyone enjoyed the event and we hope there will be more of these tournaments soon to come. And here are a few more pictures from the event.