VIII National School Chess Championship 2019

Report by I.A. Vasanth B.H.

The 8th National School Chess Championship 2019 was organized by Chhattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation from 3rd April to 7th April 2019 at Agrasen Dham, Near 36 City Mall, G E Road, Raipur, Chattisgarh.

The championship was inaugurated by Dr. R P Dubey, Chancellor, Dr. C V Raman University, Chattisgarh. Mr. Mukesh Singhaniya, President, Chattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association, Mr. Chandrashekhar Iyer, Secretary, Chattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association, Shri Vivek Singhal, President, Raipur District Chess Association, Mr. Peri Chandrashekhar, Tournament Director, Mr. PN Rao, Convener, CPCA were the other dignitaries on the dais.

The championship was conducted for twelve categories viz Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 boys and girls separately. A total of 949 players from 23 states participated in all the events. Out of 949 players, 458 were FIDE Rated players and Ayush Sharma from Madya Pradesh was highest FIDE rated player with ELO rating 2061. He participated in the Under 15 open category.

Maximum participation, 155 players were from Chattisgarh, followed by 131 players from Maharastra, 127 from Andhra Pradesh, 105 players from Telangana state. Under 11 open category attracted 160 players and under 9 had 150 players.

The tournament was organized in an Air-conditioned Hall and air-conditioned accommodation facility was provided for players and parents near the tournament venue.

Mr. D V Sundar, Honorary Vice President, FIDE was the chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony. Mr Ravindra M Dongre, President of Asian Zone 3.7, Mr Gaurav Shukla, Registrar, Dr C V Raman University, Mr Mukesh Singhaniya, President, Chattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association, Mr Chandrashekhar Iyer, Secretary, Chattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association, Mr Vivek Singhal, President, Raipur District Chess Association were the other dignitaries on the dais.

8th National Schools Chess Championship 2019

Prize list

Under 7 Girls

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Aishwarya Sahoo

1004

Orissa

8

2

 

Macherla Akshaya Laxmi Reddy

0

Telangana

3

 

Anaya Agarwal

0

Telangana

7

Under 7 Open

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Sri Akhil Prasad

1027

Andhra Pradesh

9

2

 

Swastik Suvam Patnaik

1061

Orissa

7

3

 

Nair Sreevaishnav

0

Maharashtra

7

Under 9 Girls

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Arshiya Das

1298

Tripura

2

 

Aisha Wadhwani

1004

Haryana

8

3

 

Saara Jain

1041

Jharkhand

7

Under 9 Open

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Sawalakhe Jay

1256

Maharashtra

2

 

Suhaas A

1456

Telangana

3

CM

Kiaan Agrawal

1304

Chhattisgarh

7

Under 11 Girls

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Rout Yashita

1347

Orissa

2

 

Srishanthi G

1202

Telangana

7

3

 

Sanikommu Manasvi

1133

Karnataka

7

Under 11 Open

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Md Imran

1521

Andhra Pradesh

8

2

 

Shaik Sumer Arsh

1615

Telangana

3

 

Daaevik Wadhawan

1599

Delhi

7

Under 13 Girls

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Boramanikar Tanisha S

1701

Maharashtra

2

WCM

Wankhade Sanskruti

1574

Maharashtra

7

3

 

Velpula Sarayu

1715

Telangana

7

Under 13 Open

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Aaditya Dhingra

1856

Haryana

8

2

 

Garv Gaur

1711

Haryana

7

3

 

Hriday Dharmesh Sheth

1594

Maharashtra

7

Under 15 Girls

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Sathwika N

1425

Andhra Pradesh

2

 

Harshini B

1588

Tamil Nadu

7

3

 

Rhythm Singhal

1214

Chhattisgarh

Under 15 Open

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Anadkat Kartavya

1968

Gujarat

7

2

 

Praloy Sahoo

1850

West Bengal

7

3

 

Debata Sarthak

1824

Orissa

7

Under 17 Girls

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Diya Chowdhury

1722

West Bengal

6

2

 

Parakh Niyati

1565

Chhattisgarh

5

3

 

Benasir M

1596

Tamil Nadu

Under 17 Open

Rank

Title

Name

Rating

State

Pts

1

 

Yutesh P

1889

Tamil Nadu

7

2

 

Aditya P Melani

1881

Gujarat

3

 

Rupam Mukherjee

1885

West Bengal

6

Youngest Boy and Girl

Rank

 

Name

DOB

State

 

1

 

Monish P

05-03-2015

Andra Pradesh

 

2

 

Deeva Chada

01-12-2014

Telangana