Bangladesh team were eliminated from the preliminary phase in the open section of the Asian Nations Cup Online Chess Championship 2020 on Sunday.
Bangladesh finished 10th securing 11 match points from nine matches to be eliminated from the meet, organized by the Asian Chess Federation.
Top eight teams advanced to the quarter-finals from open section.
The seventh, eighth and ninth round matches of the open section were held on Sunday.
In the seventh round, Bangladesh team defeated Japan by 2.5-1.5 game points.
For Bangladesh, Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman and Grandmaster Reefat Bin Sattar defeated FIDE Master Baba Masahiro and Otawa Yuto of Japan respectively. Grandmaster Niaz Murshed drew with Japanese Candidate Master Tran Thanh Tu and International Master Mohammad Fahad Rahman lost to International Master Nanjo Ryosukie of Japan.
In the eighth round, Bangladesh lost to India by 0.5-3.5 game points.
Only Bangladeshi Grandmaster Reefat Bin Sattar drew with Grandmaster SP Sethuraman of India.
Grandmaster Niaz Murshed, Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman and International Master Mohammad Minhaz Uddin Sagar lost to B Adhiban, Surya Shekhar Ganguly and Krishnan Sasikiran of India respectively.
In the ninth or final round, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 4-0 game points.
Bangladesh's International Master Fahad, Grandmaster Zia, Grandmaster Reefat and International Master Sagor defeated Sri Lankan FIDE Master Thilakarathne, GMH FIDE Master Doluweera, Minul Sanjula, Candidate Master Liyanage, Ranindu Dilshanand and FIDE Master De Silva respectively.
After the nine round first phase, Iran finished top with 15 points, the Philippines became second and Mongolia became third with 14 points each. Australia finished fourth with 13 points and Indonesia, India, Kazakhstan and Singapore finished 5th to 8th places with 12 points each.
The top eight teams will play in the quarter finals of the open section on Monday (October 19).
However, the seventh, eighth and ninth round matches of the women's section will be held on Monday.
The Sheikh Russel International Onlines Air Rifle Shooting Championship' 2020, marking the birthday of the younger son of the Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will inaugurate here on Saturday (October 17).
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP will inaugurate the two-day meet in the morning, organised by Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation.
But, the competition will begin Sunday afternoon from 2 pm in an online platform .
Shooters from seven countries--India, Pakistan, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Bhutan and hosts Bangladesh --will compete in the 60-round Air Rifle competition.
The champions pair of the meet will receive prize money of US dollar 1000, the runners-up pair will get US dollar 700 while the 3rd ranked pair will receive US dollar 500 as prize money.
Bangladesh earned seven points from six matches in the Asian Nations Cup Online Chess Championship 202O on Friday.
The 4th, 5th, and 6th round matches of the open section were held on Friday.
In the day's 4th round, Bangladesh team lost to Australia by 3.5 -05 game points.
Only GM Ziaur Rahman drew with GM Illingworth, Max of Australia.
GM Niaz Murshed, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman, GM Ziaur Rahman and GM Reefat Bin Sattar lost to GM Smirnov, Anton, GM Kuybokarov, Temur and GM Ly, Moulthun of Australia respectively.
In the day's 5th round, Bangladesh beat Tajikistan by 2 5-1 5 game points.
GM Reefat and IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin Sagor won against Khusenkhojaev Mustafokhuja and Sharifov Mekhriddin of Tajikistan respectively.
GM Zia drew with Kabilov, Amin and IM Fahad lost to Karimov, Alisher.
In the 6th round, Bangladesh lost to Kyrgyzstan by 2.5-1.5 game points.
GM Niaz and GM Zia drew with IM Markov Mikhail and IM Abdyjapar, Asyl of Kyrgyzstan respectively.
GM Reefat beat IM Sagor lost to CM Sezdbekov Ruslan and CM Orozbaev Eldiar of Kyrgyzstan respectively.
The 7th, 8th and 9th round games of the open section will be held on October 18 .
The 4th, 5th and 6th round matches of the women's section will be held on Saturday (October 17) at the same time.
Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force reached the final of the Bangabandhu Federation Cup Basketball Tournament '20 eliminating their rivals in the semifinals on Tuesday at the Dhanmondi Basketball gymnasium.
The two teams will play final on Thursday at 11am at the same venue.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell will be the chief guest in the final and will distribute the prizes. Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association Syed Shahed Reza will be the special guest on the occasion.
In the day's first semifinal, Group A champions Bangladesh Navy made an easy passage to the final outplaying Group B runners-up the Gregs Club by 114-42 points after leading the first half by 64-12 points.
Sajib caged 27 and Bappi scored 25 points for the sailors team while Salman scored nine and Pranta eight points for the Gregs Club.
In the day's other semis, Group B champions Bangladesh Air Force fought hard to manage a final berth beating Group A runners-up Josephites Club by 57-52 points after dominating the first session by 26-18 points.
Sajib contributed 21 and Mehedi 16 points for the winners while Christopher and Nahid caged 11 points each for the losers.
Earlier on Monday, Bangladesh Navy emerged Group A champions outplaying Dhumketu Club by 102-34 points while Bangladesh Air Force clinched Group B crown beating the Gregs Club by 88-43 points at the same venue.
In Monday's other matches, Josephites Club booked a seat for the semis beating Bangladesh Police by 77-59 points while the Flame Boys overcame Bakshi Bazar Club 36-35 points in a keenly contested match.