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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Bahrain Chess Honoured

Bahrain's national chess team members, the Ayyad brothers Maher and Hussain, and Shaker Al Afoo qualified as Federation Masters at the World Chess Olympiad which concluded in Turin, Italy.

Maher and Hussain were given this title following their impressive performance at the Olympiad. Al Afoo was also given this title after his good results at the previous edition of the Olympiad in Moscow.

Bahrain team's veteran captain Ali Al Ghasra was named Candidate Master, a new title which was created at this competition.

Delegation head and Bahrain Mind Sports Association president Adel Al Asoomi dedicated this achievement to the Kingdom's leadership.

Meanwhile, the association will organise Bahrain ranking tournament for juniors aged between eight and 20 commencing on Wednesday at its premises in Muharraq. The event is part of the association's preparations to form a junior Bahrain team for the upcoming tournaments this summer.


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