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OCC Crowns Individual Chess Winners

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MUSCAT: The Oman Chess Committee (OCC) announces the triumphant conclusion of the 6th Individual Chess Championship, held from February 8 to11. The tournament organized in collaboration with Women Sports and Cultural Creativity Club, showcased exceptional talent and fierce competition among female players across two categories, Women and Under 16.


Closing ceremony was held under auspice of Sanaa Bint Hamad al Busaidi, the president of the Women Sports and Cultural Creativity Club. The competition aimed to selecting national team members to represent Oman national team in the upcoming Gulf Olympic Games in April, featured intense matches in the women and under 16 categories, showcasing a high level of skill among the players.



Sanaa al Busaidi awarded the winners. While in Women's category, Anaa al ssaaiya secured first place with 7 points, followed by Al Anoud al Ghafriyah from Rustaq Club snatched second place with 4.5 points. Khawther al Maamari from Salalah Club claimed third place with the same points 4.5 point, which determined by direct confrontation. Ibrar al Busaidiya from Masirah Club secured fourth place with 4 points. Mona al Mughiswiah from Masirah Club finished fifth with 4 points.



In Girls under 16 category, Maryam al Balushi from Salalah Club took first place with 6 points, followed by Reem al Shakilya from Masirah Club won second place with the same 6 points and a difference in direct confrontation, Reem al Balushi from Salalah Club secured third place with 5.5 points. The competition, held with a Swiss system format over seven rounds, included 22 players in the Women's category and 16 players in under 16 category, representing various sports clubs in Oman. The event was officiated by a group of national referees, certified by the International Chess Federation, who have previously officiated in several tournaments.


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