Meghalaya: Sikkim’s Rahul Gurung (Elo-1922) clinched the trophy and took home the winners cash prize of Rs. 30,000 in the 18th edition of North Eastern States Championship held in Don Bosco Hall, Shillong from January 29 to February 3, 2018. The 16-year-old scored 9.0/10 points. Trailokya Nanda (Assam) and Tamang Thendup (Sikkim) finished second and third respectively.
The six-day FIDE rated event with One Lakh Fifty Thousand Rupees prize fund attracted more than 200 players from across the northeastern region. The time control of the event was 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds from move one.
In accordance with the AICF’s motto of chess development in the North-Eastern States, the All India Chess Federation has sponsored the prize fund.
Final Ranking after 10 Rounds
|4||60||Silseng N Marak||IND||1424||Meghalaya||8,0||0,0||56,5||60,5|
|5||17||Heikrujam Jacky Singh||IND||1833||Manipur||7,5||0,0||66,5||70,5|
|6||1||Singh Y. Dhanabir||IND||2126||Manipur||7,5||0,0||66,0||69,0|
|9||29||Iftikar Alom Mazumdar||IND||1680||Assam||7,5||0,0||56,0||60,0|