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Oman teams named for three online chess events

4 Oct 2020

The Oman Chess Committee announced the teams for the forthcoming three regional and international online events on Saturday.

Oman players are scheduled to compete in the Arab Individual Chess Championship, World School Chess Championship and Asian Online National Chess Cup.

The selection of players into the national teams have been based on the recent performances and the latest results of the players at domestic and regional online events.

A total of 11 boys and girls have been selected for the World School Chess Championship. 

The girls’ team comprises Rawan al Balushi, Ghaidaa al Saidi, Zeina al Hinai, Maryam al Balushi and Manar al Dhuli while the boys’ team includes 

Abdulrahman al Zadjali, Anas al Daroushi, Hamood al Busaidi, Mohammed al Rashdi, Ahmed al Rahbi and Suhaib al Rubaie.

The national team for the Asian Online National Chess Cup and Arab Individual Chess Championship comprises 

Salim al Amri, Ameen al Ansi, Mohammed al Amr, Hamood al Busaidi and Abdulrahman al Zadjali while the women’s team include Anaat al Essaei, Wafia 

al Ghafri, Afraa al Balushi, Kamila al Ghafri and Rawan al Balushi.

Amri had claimed the senior title in the National Individual Online Chess Championship after he had garnered 6.5 points as overall total while Ansi had claimed the runner-up position with six points.

In the women’s category, Anaat was the junior champion at the same championship, while Afra finished second and Alanood stood third.

Basheer al Qudaimi, head coach of the national teams, said that ‘training is continuing through online lessons’ for the selected players.

He said that the selected players are now comfortable with the online tournaments rules and regulations and have prepared well for the events. 

“We hope for some good results at these online championships from our players,” said Qudaimi. 

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