Dr Andrew Borg - Malta Chess Champion
Chess - Malta Championship
First national title for Borg
Andrew Borg is Malta's new chess champion. Dr Borg attained this coveted title after topping the 69th Chess Championship Finals held at the Girolamo Cassar Hall at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.
This is the first time that Dr Borg, a 42-year-old medical consultant in the field of Arthritis and Rheumatism, has been crowned national champion.
In his chess career, Borg represented Malta in a number of Chess Olympiads with his most notable result being the silver medal he won in the Malta Olympiads on Board Six in 1980, scoring eight out of ten. He also took part in the Chess Olympiads of 1986 in Dubai, 1988 in Salonika and 2000 in Istanbul besides his participation in the 1998 World Championship Zonal in Greece.
Dr Borg left Malta in 1989 to further his studies and gave up playing chess until 1995. During his stay in Wales, he played in a number of international events, including the European team championships for Cardiff, and other Abergavenny chess clubs.
He returned to the Maltese chess scene in April this year and, apart from the Malta Championship, he also figured in the British team championships.
The entire Malta Championship cycle, including the preliminaries and the candidates, were sponsored by Simonds Farsons Cisk.