Vijaya Sarathy of Madurai won the 3rd Radha Thiagarajan Memorial State level Open chess tournament, organized by Thiagarajar College of Engineering & Golden Knight Chess Academy, Madurai. This two days State Level Open and Category tournament attracted 464 entries was held on 18th & 19th February 2017 in Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
The open category attracted 132 entries from 25 districts. Vijaya Sarathy received the Radha Thiagarajan Memorial Rolling Trophy and a cash prize of Rs.5000/-, R V Adith of Coimbatore finished 2nd with 7 points.
Category level tournament for U8, U11 and U14 was held along with. Arul Prakash N of Madurai scored 8/8 in the U-8 section, S Rajkumar of Madurai scored 7/8 in the U-11 section and M Shanmukum of Trichy scored 7/8 in the U-14 Section respectively. Riah Pillai of Coimbatore, Rianna Netta of Trichy & Aishwarya S of Trichy won the U-8, U-11 & U-14 girls section respectively.
Prizes were distributed by International Master Saravanan Venkatachalam. Other guests present on the dais were Hari Thiagarajan, Trustee, TCE , Dr. Abhai Kumar V, Principal, TCE, Mr. Vasudevan, Deen & G K Raajesh, Placement Officer, TCE. Dr. Chandrasekar, Physical Director, TCE and International Arbiter S Ganesh Babu, Secretary, GKCA.
|3||Raja Chokkarvel Y||VNR||6½|
|4||Ram S. Krishnan||BSNL||6½|
|5||Sibi Visal R||NAM||6½|
|7||Nanda Kumar T.S.||MDU||6½|
|8||Aswin Kumar B S||MDU||6|
|9||Rohit Ramanan T G||TLR||6|
|10||Priyan R S||TPR||6|
|3||Manikanda Prabhu B V||TNV||6½|
|4||Kishor Kumar G||CBE||7|
|5||Stanley Blessing J V||TUT||6½|
|1||Rianna Netta B||TRY||6|
|2||Sakthi Vaishnavi A K||THE||5½|
|3||Mridubashini S S||TRY||5½|
|1||Arul Prakash N||MDU||8|
|2||Jaivanth M K||KKI||7|
|3||Bathri Narayana R V A||MDU||6|
|4||Naveen Kumar P||TNLV||6|
|1||Riah Pillai V||CBE||6|