937 players were participated in the Hercules 20th Tamil Nadu State Level Inter-Schools & Colleges Chess Tournament, organized by Tiruvallur District Chess Association held at SBIOA Model Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Mogappair, Chennai from 8th & 9th July, 2017.
The tournament was conducted with 10 different categories in under-08, 10, 12, 14 & 25 both boys & girls respectively. The title winners in each category got the Hercules Cycle and the runners got the prestigious Kamalam John Samuel Memorial rolling trophy sponsored by Mr. JCD Prabhakar, Ex. MLA. The next 11 players receives the glittering cups and the next two from TI Cycles of India & venue sponsor SBIOA students receives the special prizes of 14th & 15th places respectively. PSBB receives the TI Cycle Rolling trophy for best performing school. Vijay Anand Chess Academy received the special award for sending more number of entries. Two youngest player from boy & girl and a physically challenged girl also receives the special awards.
Chief Guests, Mr. K. Murugan, President/Parents & Teachers’ Association, SBIOA Group of Schools and Mrs. Padmini Giridhar, Principal/Mangalam Vidyashram, Tirumullaivoyal were distributed the prizes to the winners.
Cycle Winners and Trophy Winners: Boys:
1.U-25 Boy, AL Muthaiah (8½/9); 2.U-14 Boy, Siddharth Sabharishankar (8/ 9); 3. U-12 Boy, Vinay R Jumani (7½/ 9); 4.H.Bharath Subramaniyam (8½ / 9); 5. B.Kavin (8½/9).
Cycle Winners and Trophy Winners: Girls:
1.U-25 Girl, I.Harivarthini (7½/ 8); 2. U-14 Girl, Arputha Jasmine (7 / 8); 3. U-12 Girl, S.Kirtana (7/8); 3. U-10 Girl, R.Mridulashree (7/ 8); 4. U-8 Girl Indira Priyadharshini (8/8).