2015

Kuwait Chess Championships 2015

kuwait-flagThe Kuwait Chess Federation organized Kuwait Men’s and Women’s Individual Chess Championships, together with Under 16 Individual Championship from 27th January to 7th February 7, 2015.

The men’s event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. CM Khaled Hashem and Bader Alkhaldi  shared the first place with 7.5 /9 points each, but Hashem is crowned new national champion thanks to the better Buchholz tie-break.

CM Bader Al-Hajiri remained third with 7 points.

The women’s section was played in an 8-player round-robin format. Suad Al Kanderi and Amenah Alawadhi tied for the first place in with 6/7 points each, but Kanderi prevailed on a better Direct Encounter tie-break to become the 2015 Kuwait Women’s champion.

Abeer Alrasheed finished third with 5,5/7 points.

The Championship Under 16 event was a 12 –player Swiss tournament in 6 rounds with tempo of play 45′. Bader Alamiri became the new Under 16 champion after concluding the race with perfect 6/6 score and leaving the nearest followers full 2 points behind.

Mohammed Almutairi, Omar Al Amiri and Salem Alothman split the second place with 4/6 points but Almutairi and Amiri took the medals on a superior tie-break score.

Replay the Men’s section games and enjoy the photo report below, kindly provided by Mr. Meshari Al Hassan!

Photo credit: Meshari Al Hassan

Photo credit: Meshari Al Hassan

Photo credit: Meshari Al Hassan

Photo credit: Meshari Al Hassan

Photo credit: Meshari Al Hassan

Kuwait Men’s Championship final standings:

1 CM Hashem Khaled KUW 1909 7,5
2 Alkhaldi Bader KUW 1916 7,5
3 CM Al-Hajiri Bader KUW 2112 7
4 Shehab Ibrahim KUW 1955 6
5 CM Maqseed Nasser KUW 1981 5,5
6 Alamiri Adel KUW 1812 5,5
7 Alshourfaa Hazaa KUW 1700 5,5
8 Qabazard Mohamed KUW 0 5,5
9 Al Mousawi Omran KUW 1688 5
10 CM Al-Othman Abdul Wahab KUW 2240 5
11 Almuneer Muhammad KUW 1474 5
12 Hussain Hashem KUW 1724 5
13 Al Azmi Khalaf KUW 1748 4,5
14 Alajmi Abdulrahman KUW 1392 4,5
15 Alhassan Meshari KUW 1454 4,5
16 Alhazzaa AbdulRahman KUW 0 4
17 Alotaibi Abdulsalam KUW 0 4
18 Al Azmi Hemdi KUW 0 4
19 Alaazmy Ahmad KUW 0 4
20 Mlaihan Adel KUW 0 4
21 Alhathal Bader KUW 0 3
22 Alqahtani Mohammad KUW 0 3
23 Alathari Yaqoub KUW 0 3
24 Alhasan Hasan KUW 1659 2,5
25 Alajeel Mohammad KUW 0 2
26 Al-Hamlan Faisal KUW 1961 1
27 Al-Shaibani Mohammad KUW 0 0
28 Alhazzaa Abdulatif KUW 0 0

Kuwait Women’s Championship final standings:

1 Al Kanderi Suad KUW 1433 6
2 Alawadhi Amenah KUW 0 6
3 Alrasheed Abeer KUW 1433 5,5
4 Al-Ramadan Nadya KUW 0 4
5 Althafiri Amal KUW 0 3
6 Bekheet Suhailah KUW 0 2,5
7 Baqer Fatemah Alzahraa KUW 0 1
8 Almeraj Etedal KUW 0 0

Kuwait Under 16 Championship final standings:

1 Al Amiri Bader KUW 0 6
2 Almutairi Mohammed KUW 0 4
3 Al Amiri Omar KUW 0 4
4 Alothman Salem KUW 0 4
5 Al Amiri Saad KUW 0 3,5
6 Alfaras Abdulaziz KUW 1492 3,5
7 Alfaras Thamer KUW 0 3
8 Almutairi Faesal KUW 0 2
9 Alnassar Osama KUW 0 2
10 Alhasan Fatemah KUW 0 1,5
11 Alhasan Yousef KUW 0 1,5
12 Saleh Banni KUW 0 0

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