HCT-Sharjah Men’s campus (SJM) Business student Sayed Abdulrazza Al Sayed Mohamed Al Hashemi won the 2018 SJM Chess Tournament hosted by the campus Library.
A total of ten SJM students, from different programs, including Business, Engineering and Foundations, participated in the tournament which kicked-off with all students paired with one another and competing for single-game elimination.
Five students emerged and qualified to the next round. During the second round, all five students competed against each other, and Sayed Abdulrazza emerged victorious, easily sweeping the competition, winning four straight games and beating Juma Khalfan Juma Humaid Al Ali for first place, whileAbdulla Ali Mohamad Saif Alsuwaidi settled for 3rd place.
First-place winner Sayed has said that overall the competition between other students was very good. It was a great opportunity for the participants to show off their chess playing skills. Sayed added he was very happy that he was able to participate in the tournament and win the competition.
Second-place winner Juma Khalfan has said that he is looking for a rematch between him and Sayed Abdulrazza hoping there would be another chess tournament by spring semester.