Oman Chess: Nomar emerges champion at ICMA tournament
May 13, 2017 | 6:03 PM
by Times News Service
Winners in various categories pose for a group photo after the prize-giving ceremony of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants-sponsored chess tournament. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: Nomar Sedgeigo of the Philippines was crowned the king of sixty four squares in the first Institute of Cost & Management Accountants (ICM) sponsored chess tournament here recently.

According to a statement issued by the organisers, Nomar scored 5.5 points out of a possible seven points in a wonderfully contested tournament. Compatriot Arnold Villassis finished second with five points. Rising young Indian player Siddharth Kumar put in a sterling performance to finish third with five points.

Vishal Ram took the top prize in the under-14 competition with four points.

Professor S.Sundar Rajan presided over the prize-giving ceremony and handed over the prizes.


Open: 1. Nomar Sedgeigo (PHI), 2. ArnoldVillassis (PHI), 3. Siddharth Kumar (IND), 4. Sidronico Eugenio (PHI), 5. NormanDecampo.

U-14: 1. Vishal Ram (IND), 2. Pogul (IND), 3. Punit.

U-11: 1. R. Velavaa (IND), 2. Shourya Sawlani (IND), 3. Shreyas Nallore (IND).

Best woman player: Subhash Amoolya (IND).

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