Friday, April 11, 2008

Tanima Champion in Women Rating Chess

WFM Tanima Parveen of Chittagong became unbeaten champion in the Prime Bank Women 3rd International Rating Chess Tournament, sponsored by Prime Bank Limited, oranized by Leonine Chess Club, assistance with Bangladesh Chess Federation, Sakti Motors and Hotel Media International Ltd. Cox's Bazar which was held at Hotel Media International at Cox's Bazar. Tanima earned 6 points out of 7 games to clinch the title. WFM Shamima Akter Liza became runner-up with 5½ points. 2 players earned 4½ points each. Pallabi Roy of India became 3rd and IWM Rani Hamid became 4th in tie-breaking system. Sharmin Sultana Shirin became 5th with 3½ points. 4 players earned 3 points each. Their positions are: 6th-Nazrana Khan Eva, 7th-Jahanara Haque Runu, 8th-Masuda Megum and 9th-Zakia Sulana. Shaati Majumer became 10th with 2½ points, Rokshana Titli became 11th with 2 points and Arifa Khatun Moni became 12th with 1½ points. 7th or last round games were held today (Friday). In the last round Tanima beat Runu, Liza drew with Shirin, Pallabi beat Eva, Rani Hamid beat Shaati, Moni beat Masuda and Zakia drew with Titli. The Prize distribution ceremony was held today (Friday) afternoon at Hotel Media International Ltd. Deputy Commissioner of Cox`s Bazar Mr. Shazzadul Hasan distributed prizes among the winners. Advocate Jahirul Islam, Vice-President of Gono Forum, Mr.Mamunur Rashid Senior Executive Vice-Presidents of Prime Bank Limited were present as special guests. Mr. Iqbal Mohammad Shamsul Huda Chairman of Sakti Motors presided the ceremony. Mr. Arifur Rahman Apu, Deputy Commissioner (General) of Coxs Bazar, Mr. Monjur Hossain Zimmu Genaral Secretary of Leonine Chess Club, IWM Rani Hamid and Mr. Abu Hena Moshtafa Kamal Co-Chairman of Tournament Committee gave addresses in the ceremony. 10 selected players from Bangladesh and 2 players from India participated in the event.

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