Nanmalar wins Smart Girl FIDE Rated – Pondicherry

Photos Courtesy: Pondicherry State Chess Association

Smart Girl FIDE Rated – Pondicherry 2019 was a 9-round Swiss tournament. Open for female players only with trophies for top 10 places. It was held from 22 to 26 May at Arumuga Thirumana Mandapam, Pondicherry. Players received 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Nanmalar A.  of Tamil Nadu became champion with 8.5 points after winning her final round game with Daranya S of Pondicherry. Second place was bagged by top-seeded Subhiksha E, also from Tamil Nadu, with 6.5 points and the third position was secured by Rakghitha S M R with 6.5  points.

A total of 74 players participated in the tournament and 17 players were FIDE rated.

Chief guest R. Sridharan, Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax Puducherry gave away the prizes to all the winners.

Final Ranking

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 3 Nanmalar A IND 1197 TN 8,5 0,0 46,0 50,5
2 1 Subhiksha E IND 1438 TN 6,5 0,0 49,0 53,0
3 13 Rakghitha S M R IND 1053 TN 6,5 0,0 47,5 50,5
4 8 Priyadharshni S IND 1142 PON 6,5 0,0 44,0 47,0
5 15 Shreya Meenakshi IND 1039 PON 6,5 0,0 43,0 47,0
6 29 Harini M C IND 0 TN 6,5 0,0 43,0 45,5
7 4 Daranya S IND 1173 PON 6,0 0,0 50,0 54,5
8 6 Kanishka S IND 1160 TN 6,0 0,0 50,0 54,0
9 9 Kashthuri Bhai R IND 1130 AND 6,0 0,0 49,5 52,0
10 17 Jeevika S IND 1012 PON 6,0 0,0 47,0 49,0
11 11 Dhaaniya T IND 1065 PON 6,0 0,0 45,5 49,5
12 12 Akshaya M IND 1054 TN 6,0 0,0 45,0 47,5
13 32 Harshini S IND 0 TN 6,0 0,0 41,5 46,0
14 54 Rupashri S IND 0 PON 6,0 0,0 40,0 40,5
15 73 Yogavarthanee R IND 0 TN 6,0 0,0 38,0 41,0
16 28 Geethanjali S IND 0 TN 6,0 0,0 36,0 40,0
17 2 Manickammal D IND 1271 PON 5,5 0,0 44,0 47,0
18 46 Nehaa B IND 0 PON 5,5 0,0 40,5 44,5
19 51 Priyadharshini Karpagakumar IND 0 PON 5,5 0,0 40,0 42,0
20 71 Varshaa M IND 0 TN 5,5 0,0 39,0 43,0
21 10 Bhathmalakshmi A IND 1085 TN 5,0 0,0 44,5 49,0
22 7 Hema Priya M IND 1157 TN 5,0 0,0 43,5 46,0
23 14 Kamalini Haradhana Nimban K IND 1040 PON 5,0 0,0 41,0 44,5
24 64 Sruthi R IND 0 PON 5,0 0,0 41,0 44,0
25 57 Saralvarsha M IND 0 PON 5,0 0,0 40,5 42,5

To promote chess amongst girls, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in association with All India Chess Federation has come up with Smart Girls Chess initiative.  The salient features being FIDE Rated tournament with an entry fee of Rs.250 only.