Final Report of the 4th Pakistan National Women Chess Championship Print
Thursday, 03 April 2014 07:07
Zenobia Wasif , the defending National Woman Champion has won the 4th National Women Chess Championship held at Faisal Town, Lahore. The last day of the championship proved to be very lucky for the defending Champion as she barely escaped twice against well prepared young talent Maryam Nasir and Nameeqa. Both had winning positions against her but lost their games by making blunders due to time pressure. Also in 5th round, Zenobia was a piece down against Urooj Saeed from Lahore when Urooj made a tactical blunder and threw away her hopes for the championship. In the final standings Zenobia was 1st with 6.5 points, Urooj Saeed was runner up with 6, Ghazala at 3rd position with 5.5. Maryam and Nameeqa scored 5 points each and got fourth and fifth positions respectively. The championship started from 28th March at Lahore. 24 selected woman players participated in the championship on the basis of top 6 from each province.

These top five players have earned the right to represent the Pakistan women Chess team in 41st World Chess Olympiads being held at Tromso, Norway in August 2014. The Chess Federation of Pakistan have scheduled an extensive training program for the selected woman Chess players starting from next month. A veteran Olympian of Malta Chess Olympiads 1980 is engaged in the training program on full time basis.

For their male counterparts, the 29th National Chess Championship shall take place from 25th April to 30th April at Faletti,s Hotel, Lahore. 


A group of players posing in the playing hall before the start of the championship.

A group photo of the players before the start of final round.

A view of the playing hall in first round.

Ambar Hasham before starting her game in 2nd round.

Analysis at the end of 4th round.

Fatima, woman Chess player of Sindh Chess Association during the penultimate round.

Maryam Nasir. After losing her game in 1st round she steadily collected points to end up at 4th position.

Mehak Gul playing Nameeqa in final round. Young Mehak has also represented Pakistan Women Chess Team at Istanbol Chess Olympiads.

Nameeqa from Lahore playing against Tahira from Karachi in 3rd round

Rabia Noreen during her game in round 7

Ready to celeberate the 4th edition of Pakistan Women Chess Championship with a black forest cake in the shape of a Chess board

Round 3 of the 4th Pakistan National Women Chess Championship

Sara Jamshed lost to Amber Hasham in 4th round
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