The 6thThangam Mount Litera State level chess tournament for the Under 9, 11, 13 and 16 boys and girls, organised by The Elite Club of Chess at the Mount Litera school campus attracted 470 entries from various districts.
The highest rated player of the entire tournament, R. Shadhurshaan of Aruppukottai of Under 11 category was the only player to win all the eight rounds. C. Kanishkaa of Salem bagged the title for girls. P. Dixit Raja Krishnagiri and S Sivasri of Madurai lifted the boys and girls titles in the Under 16 section.
San Hariharan of Salem and MB Neha of Cuddalore won the Under 13 categories for boys and girls respectively. KSM Rishyavanth of Erode conceded t a draw to secure 7.5 points in the Under 9 group to finish first. In the same group for girls, Indira PriyadharshiniSubbu scored one point less to finish on top.
Sri.Jegatheesan, Chairman, Thangam Mount Litera CBSE School inaugurated the tournament in the presence of Sri. Balakrishnan, President Salem District Chess Association, Sri. Mariappan, Principal TMLS and Sri.Gopinath, Regional Manager, HPCL. Sri N. Arun, Secretary, Salem District Chess Association was the chief guest for the closing ceremony in the presence of Sri. Rajeswaran, Correspondent, Thangam Mount Litera School and Sri Mathivanan, Secretary of Elite Chess Club.