The 42nd Tamil Nadu State Sub Junior (U-15) Open & 30th Tamil Nadu State Sub-Junior Girls Chess Championship was organised by Nanjil Chess Club held at Bharat Kalyana Mandapam, Nagercoil from 10th to 14th June. This State Championship was inaugurated by Mr.V.Jeyakumar, CEO, Kanyakumari in the presence of Mr.A.KulathooranPillai, President, KKDCA, Mr.Johny Roy, Secretary, Nanjil Chess Club, Mr.Sekar, President, Nanjil Chess Club, Mr.M.Ephrame, Joint Secretary, TNSCA and Mr.A.F.Rex, Secretary, KKDCA
One hundred and sixty eight boys and Ninety eight girls from various districts participated in this nine round Swiss format tournament. CM V S Rathanvel of Coimbatore with an elo of 2315 and A Harshini of Tiruvarur with an elo of 2096 were the top seeded players in Open & Girls category.
In the final round, Rathanvel was held to draw by Dileep Kumar, while the other leader Harshavardhan won the last round against the fourth seed Harikrishna to become the undisputed champion. On the girls section WFM C Lakshmi emerged as winner by winning her game against Tejasvi.
Chief Guest of the prize distribution function, Mr. A Al Ameen, Chairman, Mubarak Institute of Hotel Management & Catering technology distributed the prizes. Dignitaries present on the dais were Mr.A.KulathooranPillai, President, KKDCA, Mr.Sekar, President, Nanjil Chess Club, Mr.M.Ephrame, Joint Secretary, TNSCA ,Mr.A.F.Rex, Secretary, KKDCA and S.GaneshBabu, Chief Arbiter. Mr.Johny Roy, Secretary, Nanjil Chess Club delivered the vote of thanks.
|1||Harshavardhan G B||CHE||8|
|3||Rathanvel V S||CBE||7½|
|4||Dileep Kumar R||CHE||7½|
|6||Aswin Kumar B S||MDU||7|
|7||Shakthi Vishal J||TUT||7|
|8||Tarun V Kanth||CHE||7|
|2||Sneha G P S||NLC||7|
|8||Subalakshmi M S||CHE||6½|