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Disappointed Quickpen enjoys Georgia experience

Nigerian Chess queen Deborah Quickpen cherishes her expertise on the FIDE Chess World Cup in Georgia, USA, the place she represented Nigeria within the under-12 women class.

The Bayelsa-born participant, who didn’t make it to the rostrum, shared her ideas in an announcement as she left Georgia for Nigeria on Saturday, three days after the match concluded with the presentation of awards to the winners within the varied classes.

She connected a video to her assertion exhibiting her strolling into the departure corridor, disappointment written throughout her face.

“It was a tremendous expertise, the primary of its sort for me, one which I’ll cherish for a very long time. I discovered loads and it might solely get higher from right here as we put together for the Olympiad in Hungary. The Chess World Cup in Georgia is coming to an finish and I’m glad I used to be right here. Thanks, Thanks, Bantumi. Thanks, Georgia. Goodbye for now. See you quickly, Nigeria,” wrote the present Nigerian ladies’s nationwide champion and the youngest individual to carry the title in Nigerian chess historical past.

China's Xue Tianhao got here first in her class, India's Pratitee Bordoloi got here second and Sri Lanka's Gunawardhana Oshini got here third within the Ladies U12 class. The winners have been topped on the inaugural World Cup for gamers aged underneath 8, 10 and 12, held in Batumi, Georgia on July 3 after ten days of motion.

Regardless of the younger age of the members, it was an intense and thrilling competitors, with chess abilities preventing till the final second for a spot within the last rankings.

This match in a singular format, organized by the most effective resort of Georgia, Batumi, gathered 288 gamers from 37 international locations. The champions and finest finishers have been awarded trophies, medals and diplomas, and obtained Apple devices as particular prizes.

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