On March 1st 2008, Haigazian University organized its 6th Annual Inter-University Chess championship under the supervision of FSUL. The championship was held on HU premises and was refereed by International Referee Charles Kaily, alongside a number of university sports staff, chess coaches and friends. The contest extended from 10 am. till 5 pm.
12 universities participated in this championship, including Haigazian University, USJ, BAU, AUST, UL, NDU, USEK, IUL, AUB, LAU Beirut, AUL, MU with a total of 34 participants.
The championship was based on 6 rounds (Swiss system) with a lunch break at 1:00.
Ali Atwi (Islamic University) won the first prizes, Bassel Sharaf (USJ) won the second, and Mahmoud Shamiyeh (Lebanese University) and Bilal El Habash (BAU) shared the third and the fourth positions.
In the end, HU President, Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian distributed the prizes to the winners.