53rd National Challengers Chess Championship 2015 Inaugurated in Nagpur
by S.PAUL AROKIA RAJ,Chief Arbiter.
GLOCAL SQUARE 53RD National Challenger Chess Championship 2015 was inaugurated by Mr. Sunil Gujjelwar, Superintending Engineer, NIT on Sunday.The other dignitaries present on the occasion were Mr. Ravindra Dongre, Chairman, Maharashtra Chess Association, GM Abhijit Kunte, Mr. Rajubhai Kamdar of Naivaidhyam Group, Mr. Dilip Pagay, Secretary, MCA, Mr. Paul Arokiaraj, Chief Arbiter, Adv. S. K. Mishra, Sr. Counsel, Mr. V. K. Trivedi, President, NDCA and Mr. Manoj Itkelwar, Vice President, MCA
WFM Divya Deshmukh, WCM Mrudul Dehankar and Mst. Raunak Sadhwani, the rising stars of city chess wers also felicitated during opening ceremony.
Next 11 days,the centrally located Naivaidhyam Complex Air conditioned halls will witness a close contest among 260 players.There are 10 Grandmasters,37 International Masters and 1 Woman Grandmasters throwing their lot in this important national challengers chess championship to be played from August 17 to 27.Also many Asian and World age group champions are in the fray offering their challenge to the veteran masters.The 13 round swiss event will select 9 players for the ensuing National Premier chess championship to be played during month of November.