WFM VAISHALI R (TN) IS WINNER
Ram Ratna 42nd National Women Challengers Chess Championship-2015 was been organized by Diaspora Times conducted by Thane district Chess Association under the ageis of All India Chess Federation, Maharashtra Chess Association from 02nd July to 11th July 2015 at Keshav Srushti ,RMP Complex.
WFM VAISHALI R(TN) with 9 points was declared winner by virtue of better Buchholz score over WGM Soumya Swaminathan (PSPB)9 Points who was declared first runner- up and IM Tania Sachdev Second runner-up.
Top eight players who are qualified for participate in National Women’s Premier Chess Championship 2015 which will be held later this year.1)WFM Vaishali R(TN)9points, 2)WGM Soumya Swaminathan(PSPB) 9 points, 3)IM Tania Sachdev(Air India) 9 points, 4)WGM Bhakti Kulkarn (Goa) 8 points, 5)WFM Varshini V (TN) 8 points, 6)Singh Neha (BIH) 8 points, 7)WIM Michelle Catherina P(TN) 7.5 points, 8)Priyanka K (TN) 7.5 points.
The distribution ceremony was presided over by honourable ex- chief minister of Maharashtra Shri Prithviraj Chavan and Mr Tribhuvan Kabra,Dr(mrs)Alkatai N Mandke,Smt Kirti Kabra, Mr D V Sunder Vice President FIDE. Ravindra Dongre President Zone 3.7.and Ashok Morwani Organizer of this tournament
|1||WGM||Kulkarni Bhakti||2256||8||0 – 1||9||WGM||Soumya Swaminathan||2363|
|2||WIM||Michelle Catherina P||2220||7½||0 – 1||9||IM||Tania Sachdev||2413|
|3||WFM||Vaishali R||2276||9||1 – 0||7||WFM||Mahalakshmi M||2149|
|4||WFM||Varshini V||1959||8||1 – 0||7||WIM||Ivana Maria Furtado||2236|
|5||Singh Neha||2020||8||1 – 0||6½||WFM||Srija Seshadri||2145|
|6||WGM||Gomes Mary Ann||2353||7½||1 – 0||6½||WGM||Kiran Manisha Mohanty||2146|
|7||Priyanka Nutakki||2043||7½||1 – 0||6½||WFM||Monnisha Gk||2288|
|8||WGM||Swati Ghate||2279||7½||1 – 0||6½||WFM||Saranya J||2128|
|9||WIM||Pratyusha Bodda||2244||7½||1 – 0||6½||WCM||Tejaswini Sagar||2079|
|10||WFM||Pujari Rucha||2156||7||½ – ½||7||Nimmy A.G.||2128|