Totally 640 players from 15 districts of Tamil Nadu were participated in this National Engineering College TN State Level Chess Tournament 2017 held at Kovilpatti on 24th & 25th December 2017.
The tournament was conducted in two different categories for Under-14 & Under-18 separately with 9 round Swiss format. In under-14 category 533 players and in under-18 category 107 players were participated.
Jyothsna L from Cuddalore and Shakthi Vishal J from Tuticorin clinched the Under-14 and Under-18 NEC State Level Chess Tournament-2017 titles respectively. Title winners of each category received Rs.10,000/-
Total cash prize of Rs.1,50,000/- were given as (35 Cash Prizes for Under-14 and 25 Cash Prizes for Under-18 Category separately) Apart from cash prizes, 10 Cups were given to under-08 & under-11 categories separately.
Chief Guest of the function Mr. P Shyam Nikhil, International Master gave away the prizes to the winners along with Dr. S. Shanmugavel, Principal, NEC Kovilpatti.