GKCA 2nd State Level Open Chess Tournament

Deepak Kumar of Coimbatore won the GKCA 2nd State Level Open & Children Chess Tournament, organized by Golden Knights Chess Academy. The venue was sponsored by Vasavi Club, Madurai. The two days state level Open and Children tournament attracted 380 entries, was held on 16th and 17th of July in Arya Vysya Kalyana Mandabam, Madurai.

The Open category attracted 99 entries, mostly from Southern districts. R.V.Adith of Coimbatore took the lead in the fifth round with full points. In the sixth round he defeated the Deaf and Dumb National Champion Alaguraja of Madurai. Deepak Kumar of Coimbatore won the game against the leader Adith in the seventh round. In the final round Deepak drew his game and won the tournament with 7.0 points. Deepak received the Golden Knights Rolling Trophy and a cash prize of Rs.5000/-

Category level tournament for Under-9, Under- 12 and Under-15 was held along with. G Kishor Kumar of Coimbatore scored 7/8 in the U-9 section, Manikanda Prabhu B V of Tirunelveli scored 7.5/8.0 in the U-12 section and Ramanathan V of Sivagangai scored 6.0/7.0 in the U-15 section to win their respective category. R M Saineha of Trichy, Sivasri S of Madurai and Kelina Sharon of Pudukkottai won the U-10,13&15 girls section respectively.

Prizes were distributed by Mr Badhri, Vasavi Club, Madurai. Other guests present on the dais were Mr. G Sabapathy, President, GKCA, Mr.Ramanathan, Vice President, GKCA, Dr Arul Arsu Israel, President, MDCA and B T Sethuraman, Secretary, MDCA. R M Subaramanian, Asst. Treasurer, GKCA  welcome the gathering and International Arbiter S Ganesh Babu, Secretary, GKCA delivered the vote of thanks.

GKCA 2nd State Level Open Chess Tournament
Final Standings
Rank Name Club Pts
1 Deepak Kumar R CBE 7
2 R.V. Adith CBE
3 Alaguraja M.A. MDU
4 Dharmaraj P. TUT
5 Shyam Sundar M MDU
6 Abirama Srinithi G ERO
7 Vijaya Sharathy MDU 6
8 Selvamurugan B MDU 6
9 Meyyappan M TUT 6
10 Shanmugasundaram G. MDU 6
11 Raja Chokkarvel Y VNR 6
12 Prathish A MDU
13 Aravinth Shanmugam S MDU
14 Kumaresh A VNR
15 Nithin A V MDU
16 Ahalya A MDU
17 Hemalakshmi V MDU 5
18 Rohit Ramanan T G CHE 5
19 Shanmukum M TRY 5
20 Subbhu Karthick S M TUT 5

 

GKCA 2nd State level Children Chess Tournament- Under-9
Final ranking- Boys
Rank Name Club Pts
1 Kisor Kumar G CBE 7
2 Rajesh L S TNLV 7
3 Arul Prakash N MDU 7
4 Nandish V S CBE
5 Harinarayanan Saravanan DGL
6 Sanchith K CHE
7 Sarveshwaran V CBE
8 Karthic U VNR 6
9 Hari Ramachandran S MDU 6
10 Roshan Prakaash E KKI 6
GIRLS
Rank Name Club Pts
1 R M Saineha TRY 6
2 Reena K P KKI 6
3 Raveena Shri A TNJ
4 Rithika S VNR
5 Laskhana R MDU 5
6 Atchaya A MDU 5

 

GKCA 2nd State level Children Chess Tournament- Under-12
Final ranking- BOYS
Rank Name Club Pts
1 Manikanda Prabhu B V TNLV
2 Prawin K MDU
3 Aaron Pushparaj Michaelraj KKI
4 Sajan J VNR 6
5 Barath K N KKI 6
6 Srinivasaraj S MDU 6
7 Karthi Ganes M TUT 6
8 Kuralarasan K KEREN 6
9 Sriram K MDU 6
10 Tharan Adithya M MDU 6
GIRLS
Rank Name Club Pts
1 Sivasri S MDU 6
2 Subashree SVG 6
3 Divya Sri K M KRR
4 Gayathri M MDU 5
5 Subbulakshmi K TNVL 5
6 Rithika Sivagurunathan TNLV 5

 

GKCA 2nd State level Children Chess Tournament- Under-15
Final ranking- BOYS
Rank Name Club Pts
1 Ramanathan  Chidambaram SVG 6
2 Muthu Jeyram M TUT 6
3 Rohan Anand KKI
4 Subash Aravind B KEREN
5 Judwin Derrymize D MDU 5
6 Kishore Kumar T MDU 5
7 Barath Kumar K S KKI 5
8 Jack N KEREN 5
9 Prejeesh S B KKI 5
10 Gowthaman E MDU
GIRLS
Rank Name Club Pts
1 Kelina Sharon S PDKT 5
2 Christina A KEREN 4
3 Anusri K M KRR 4
4 Meenaloshini M KEREN 4
5 Hafisha Begum S MDU 3
6 Supeka L D KEREN 3

 

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