LAHORE - Gull Rukh of Lahore won the Punjab Women Chess Championship 2012 by upsetting the top seed Samina Kanwal of Faisalabad here on Wednesday.
The third position holder along with No 4 Maryam Nasir of Gujranwala and No 5 Hiba Shabkhez will represent Punjab in National Chess Championship at Karachi where five contestants from Punjab will compete for a place in the national team. The national women chess team along with the men's team is due to leave for International Chess Olympiad at Istanbul in August.
Chess Association of Punjab president Dr Naeem Hamid gave away the prizes to the winners and reiterated his support for the promotion of chess in women and children. He also thanked the organisational efforts of Waqar Ahmad Madni.