Hadhramout University Concludes Yemeni Universities Championship in Table Tennis and Chess

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Hadhramout University concluded the events of the Yemeni Universities Championship in Table Tennis and Chess, which was organized by the university as part of the activities of the 13th University Student Week for the year 2024, with the participation of eight universities: Hadhramout, Al-Ahqaf, Al-Rayyan, Al-Awael, Al-Arab, Shabwah, Al-Mahra, and Seiyun. The event was held under the patronage of Prof. Mohamed Saeed Khanbash, President of Hadhramout University, and the contributing sponsors, Nesto Hotel and Hadhramout Foundation for Human Development in Al-Mukalla.

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Students from the participating universities competed in the joint championship in the group stage and finals in the Table Tennis, male group. The first place was won by student Mohammed Adel Bahmaid from Seiyun University after defeating student Ali Mohammed Afif from Hadhramout University who came in second place, while the third place went to student Omar Mohammed Al-Hadi from Al-Ahqaf University. In the female group, the first place was won by student Aidah Khaled Al-Rubaki from Al-Arab University, the second place was won by student Nagham Hisham Al-Sharjabi from Seiyun University, and the third place was won by student Arzaq Ahmed Toubat from Hadhramout University.

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Chess competitions were also held in the female group, with student Nawara Saleh Al-Attas from Hadhramout University winning first place, student Rasha Khaled Al-Rubaki from Hadhramout University winning second place, and student Nismah Abdulqader bin Shahab from Seiyun University winning third place. In the male group of Chess, the first place was won by student Mohammed Awad bin Jameel from Hadhramout University, the second place was won by student Abdullah Salmeen Ba Qatian from Shabwah University, the third place was won by student Ali Mohammed Bashraheel from Hadhramout University, and the fourth place was won by student Yousef Ahmed Al-Tabil from Al-Ahqaf University.

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The closing ceremony, attended by Prof. Salem Faraj Bamasoud, Acting Vice President of the University for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Salem Mohammed bin Salman, Assistant Vice President of the University for Student Affairs, Mr. Abdullah Al-Alawi Eidid, Secretary-General of the University, Captain Hassan Saleh Masjdi, General Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Office in Hadhramout Coast, Mr. Zaki Baqwiqo, General Director of Student Activities, Mr. Naif Bawzir, Chairman of the Sports Committee in the University Student Week, Dr. Khaled Al-Rubaki, Dean of the Environmental Sciences and Marine Biology Faculty, Mr. Awad Bin Jameel, Chairman of the General Federation of Chess, Ms. Faiza Al-Yazidi, Chairperson of the Women’s Sports Federation, and Captain Noufel Al-Habshi, Chairman of the General Federation of Table Tennis in Hadhramout Coast, and Ms. Maryam Suleiman Bamaqnea, Head of Student Activities at the university. They honored the participating universities in the championship with certificates and the winning students in the Yemeni Universities Championship in Table Tennis and Chess with championship cups and financial prizes. Group photos were taken with the winning students and representatives of the Yemeni universities, marking the conclusion of the Yemeni Universities Championship.

The closing ceremony was also attended by several deans of faculties, members of Hadhramout University and its students, and delegates from the participating Yemeni universities.