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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Gull Rukh Wins Pak Punjab Women's Chess Championship

Gull Rukh
Gull Rukh of Lahore won the Punjab Women's Chess Championship 2012 by upsetting top seed Samina Kanwal of Faisalabad in Lahore on Wednesday. She remained unbeaten in all the five rounds of the championship. Samina Kanwal of Faisalabad was the runner-up while young prodigy Mehak surprised everyone by clinching the third position.

The third position holder along with No 4 Maryam Nasir of Gujranwala and No 5 Hiba Shabkhez will represent Punjab in National Chess Championship at Karachi where five contestants from Punjab will compete for a place in the national team. The national women's chess team along with the men's team is due to leave for International Chess Olympiad in Istanbul in August.

The President of Chess Association of Punjab Dr Naeem Hamid gave away the prizes to the winners and reiterated his support for the promotion of chess among women and children. He also thanked the organisational efforts of Waqar Ahmad Madni, said a press release about the event.

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