Wed, 17 May 2000

JAPFA meets Bali Jeff in league final

JAKARTA (JP): JAPFA chess team will face Bali Jeff on Wednesday in the final of the Indonesian Chess League 2000 at the Novotel, Surabaya.

JAPFA, who hired Grand Master (GM) Alex Wojkiewicz of Poland and GM Darryl Johansen of Australia for this event, narrowly beat BTPN from Bandung 2.5-1.5 in the sixth round and outclassed Jakarta-based Gunadarma 3.5-0.5 in the seventh round to top group A with 6 Match Points (MP) 21 Victory Points (VP).

While Bali Jeff, who have GM Eugene Torre and GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. from the Philippines on their books, finished first in group B with 5 MPs and 17.5 VPs. Bali Jeff beat East Java men's team 3-1 and Enerpac chess school team 4-0 in the final two rounds.

BTPN from Bandung, West Java and Jakarta-based BNI '46 will fight for the third and the fourth place on Wednesday, tournament spokesman Kristianus Liem said in a press release on Tuesday. (ivy)