On Saturday, March 6, 2010, the Athletics Department of Haigazian University organized its 8th Annual Inter-University Chess Championship, under the auspices of the Sport Federation of Lebanese Universities (SFLU), represented by First Judge Nasri Lahoud, with the participation of a record number of 51 students from 13 different Lebanese universities.
The championship was contested on both individual and team levels, thus, proclaiming both the best four university players in Lebanon, and the best three teams.
The championship was refereed by the Lebanese international referee Mr. Charles Keily, and results came as follows:
1st Place: Mahmoud El-Shamiyeh (Lebanese University) 6/6
2nd Place: Marwan Nassar (AUST) 5/6
3rd Place: Ali Atwi (Lebanese University) 5/6
4th Place: Serge Ward (USJ) 5/6
1st Place: Lebanese University (19 points in total)
2nd Place: USJ (16.5 points in total)
3rd Place: HU (15.5 points in total)
Prizes were awarded by Haigazian University President Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian and Judge Nasri Lahoud (President of FSUL) in the presence of all the participants and their coaches.