ATTAR CLINCHES ARAB CHESS GOLD
Ghayda Al Attar was the pride of Jordan last night after clinching gold in the Arab-Africa Chess Championship, which was organised online.
Al Attar won the women’s title after beating fellow Jordanian, Bushra Al Shuaibi, in the final.
The e-event welcomed 2,367 players representing 48 countries from across the Arab world and Africa.
Jordan women’s coach, Sami Al Safarini, praised the achievement of both players and described it as “astonishing”.
“Women Chess players have always done well at big events but this really highlights their progress and we are so proud of Ghayda and Bushra.”