Dubai: Ukrainian Ava Suleimanova was topped champion because the Second FBMA Blitz Chess Match concluded on the Abu Dhabi Women Membership Sports activities Corridor late on Wednesday.
Held underneath the patronage of Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwoman of FBMA, and President of the Abu Dhabi and the Al Ain Women Membership, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Sports activities Council and Abu Dhabi Chess and Cultural Membership, the event attracted a area of 85 gamers from 14 nations vying for a complete prize fund of Dh25,000.
Suleimanova scored 8.5 factors after 9 rounds, whereas successful all her matches and incomes only one draw towards distinguished participant, Zainab Al Maamari.
Turkmenistan’s Girl Grand Grasp (WGM) Mahri Geldiyeva claimed the runners-up spot with eight factors, whereas UAE gamers Wafia Al Maamari, Rawda Al Serkal and Al Maamari had been joint-third with seven factors every.
Dr Mai Ahmed Al Jaber, Board Member at Fatima Bint Mubarak Women Sports activities Academy, promised to concentrate to rising the variety of competitions particularly for girls sooner or later. “We’d like extra such occasions as that may get our ladies extra engaged whereas having a constructive and lively position in society,” she mentioned.
Naema Al Mansouri, one other Board Member promised unstinted assist for such actions. “We do all the things we are able to for all individuals, and this exhibits our aims and techniques whereby the athlete turns into the centre of decision-making in society,” she mentioned.
Hussain Al Khouri, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chess and Cultural Membership, thanked all these liable for a profitable competitors. “We admire the efforts put in by the academy in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Women Membership and the Abu Dhabi Chess Membership to efficiently organise the second version of this event, that’s the first considered one of its type this 12 months. We had been shocked with the variety of individuals, particularly after virtually a 12 months of suspension of all actions all over the world,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, the Abu Dhabi Chess and Cultural Membership is providing open coaching periods for all ranges and ages of gamers who wish to study and develop their chess abilities. In an try and additional help residents and individuals, the registration course of may be carried out by way of the membership’s web site (abudhabichess.com).
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Women Sports activities Academy (FBMA) is a non-profit Authorities entity in Abu Dhabi. Established in October 2010, the academy is headed by Sheikha Fatima with the aim of selling and facilitating ladies’s sports activities within the UAE.