The Oman Cancer Association organised the Chess Fest 2016 last week [Saturday] in an effort to raise funds for their Mobile Mammography Unit (MMU).
The event was inaugurated by OCA president and chairperson Dr Wahid Ali Said al Kharusi.
Around 108 participants from all age groups took part over nine rounds of chess, at the Al Barza Hall in Muscat College, Bawshar. The Chess Fest 2016 was organised by four interns studying in various colleges both in the capital and abroad.
Mohammed Al Mamri, Faham Al Maqboli and Sidvanika Eugenio were declared the first, second and third prize winners, respectively.
Established in 2009, the Oman Cancer Association’s MMU is the only successful mobile unit in the GCC and has covered all corners of Oman at least twice a year offering women screening for breast cancer.
“It’s very hard to maintain the MMU and we thought this Chess Fest would be a fun way to help raise money for the cause,” said an OCA media intern.