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Ishaq triumphs at UAE President’s Cup chess event
January 12, 2019
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AJMAN: Dubai Chess and Culture Club’s Saeed Ishaq emerged winner in the UAE President’s Cup Chess Tournament held at the Ajman University.

The event was held under the patronage of Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Executive Council, and sponsored by Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD).

Omran Al Hosani from Abu Dhabi Chess and Culture Club came in second place and Ibrahim Sultan from Dubai Chess and Culture Club finished third.

The tournament officials, who played an important role in the success of the event, were also honoured at the ceremony.

In the youth category, Hamad Esam from Sharjah Cultural Club for Chess was the first-place winner, with Ammar Al Sardrani from the Fujairah Chess and Culture Club in second place and Mohammed Saeed Al Ailili from the Fujairah Chess and Culture Club in third place.

In the ladies’ category, the first-place winner was Wafiya Darwish Al Maamari from Al Ain Culture and Chess Club, the second-place winner was Amna Noman Al Ali from Dubai Chess and Culture Club and the third-place winner was Yasmine Ali from Dubai Chess and Culture Club.

In the young ladies’ category, Fatima Al Wahhabi from Abu Dhabi Chess and Culture Club took top spot, while Latifa Al Dermaki from Abu Dhabi Chess and Culture Club came in second place and Zainab Darwish Al Maamari from Al Ain Culture and Chess Club came in third place.

The closing ceremony was attended by Sheikh Dr Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Ruler’s Court; Dr Sarhan Hassan Al Meini, President of the UAE Chess Federation; Dr Abdullah Ali Al AAL Barakat, Chairman of Fujairah Chess and Cultural Club; and Amran Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Vice Chairman of Sharjah Cultural Club for Chess.

Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, ATDD Director General, emphasised that the 2018 UAE President’s Cup, which attracted visitors from outside the emirate, had a positive impact on tourism in Ajman.

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