Mr.Hirthickkesh PR of Neyveli, Tamil Nadu became the champion of 4thTrichy All India Open Fide Rated Chess Tournament, with 7/8 points on better tie-break. Mr .PR. Hirthickkesh, 1st Prize, Mr. S.S. Manikandan, 2nd Prize, Mr. N. Surendran, 3rd Prize, Mr. S.P.K .Arul Anandh, 4th Prize all form Tamil Nadu, were tied for the 1st Place with 7/8 points but on better tie-break Hirthickkesh became the Champion of this Tournament, which was held from 23rd to 26th June 2017 at Cauvery College of Engineering & Technology, Trichy.
The Following Player won the 1st Prize in Rating Categories
RATING 1501 1800 – Kamalanathan R of Tamil Nadu
RATING 1201 1500 – Kiruthika B of Tamil Nadu
RATING 0 1200 – Sreejith V S of Tamil Nadu
The event was inaugurated by Dr. Mrs. Rameswari Nallusamy, Founder & Trustee, Cauvery Engg. College with Mr. Yogit of Chennai, the top seed of this event, on 23rd June 2017, Mr. N.Nallusamy Chairman, Cauvery Engg. College, Ex.Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu Presides over the Inaugural Function. The Guests were Mr. Dr. N. Senthikumar, Vice Chairman, Dr. N. Arunkumar, Secretary, Cauvery Engg. College, Mr. MV Hariharan, Divisional Manager, Canara Bank, Mr. N.Kannan, Andavar Water, Trichy, Mr. R.K. Balagunashekaran, Jt. Secretary TNSCA, Mr. T.Sundarrajan, Secretary, Trichy District Chess Association. This event was organized by Rockfort Chess Academy & Saamrats Chess Academy, Total 401 Players (246 rated players, 155 unrated players) from 06 States participated in this event.
Mr. S.Yogit of Tamil Nadu is the Top seed of this event. The Youngest is a Six Year old Girl and the Oldest is Seventy years old Man.
On 29th June the Prize Distribution function was held, the Chief Guests are Mr. N.Nallusamy Chairman, Cauvery Engg. College, Ex. Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu Mr. Dr. N. Senthikumar, Vice Chairman, Cauvery Engg. College, All the above Guests distributed 136 Prizes in total, in the presence of Mr. T.Sundarrajan, Secretary, Trichy District Chess Association & Mr. R.K. Balagunashekaran IA, Chief Arbiter of this Event and Jt. Sec., TNSCA, Mr. R.Selvam, Presedient, Rockfort Chess Academy, Mr.PL.Kannan, Jt. Sec., Saamrats Chess Academy. Mr. M.Iravatham of Rockfort Chess Academy Welcomes the gathering.
The total Prize Money of the Event is Rs. 2,00,000/- , The Organisers also gave additional special prize to all Under-7 Players.