Taione Sikivou is the new National Champion of the 2020 APCO Fiji National Chess Championship.
Sikivou beat defending champion, Manoj Kumar to win the title.
Sikivou says 2020 was a tough and challenging year for all players, but he is grateful for the players commitment to the sport.
He adds they are thankful that there were a lot of participants in the primary and secondary school category, as chess is a minor sport in Fiji and this would build and develop their interest and skills in Chess.
Sikivou is expected to represent Fiji at the Oceania Zone Chess Championship if international COVID-19 restrictions ease.
Meanwhile, Cydel Terubea won the Women’s Category, Yash Maharaj won the Intermediate Category, Phillip Sukhu took out the Secondary School Category title, while Arnav Lal won the Primary School Category.
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