MPL 31st National Under – 18 Open & Girls Chess Championships 2022 was colorfully inaugurated at Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi on 18th April, 2022. Dr. M Manickam, President, TNSCA presided over the function in presence of Grandmaster Ramesh R B, Chief Guest, Shri. Stephen Balasamy P, General Secretary, TNSCA, Shri. Ravichandran R P, District Sports and Youth Welfare officer, Coimbatore, Shri. Jayabal N, President, Coimbatore District Chess Association, Dr. Rathinavelu A, Principal, Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Ramasamy C, Secretary, NIA Educational Institutions, Grandmaster Shyam Sundar M, IA Anantharam R, Vice President, TNSCA, IA Vijayaraghavan V, Joint Secretary, TNSCA, Shri. Dhanasekar K, Secretary, Coimbatore District Chess Association, IA Asit Baran Choudhury, Chief Arbiter.
Grandmaster Ramesh R B made the first move against Dr. M Manickam, President, TNSCA in presence of the top seeded players in Open & Girls sections.