S. Aswath of Kanyakumari clinches the 3rd NRT State level Open Chess Championship title.

The 3rd NRT State level Open & Children Chess Tournament – 2019 being organized by KKDCA on 3rd & 4th May, 2019. This 8 round Swiss System, Rapid format tournament was conducted by Kanyakumari DCA with the joint efforts of Nagercoil Round Table #176 for the U-7, U–9, U-11, U-13 Boys & Girls and for Open category.

The Competition was on track, with an inaugural function presided by the dignitaries of Nagercoil Round Table. Followed by, the players technical meeting conducted by the Chief Arbiter. 337 players from Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Erode, Tirupur, Kanchi, Tiruvallur and Cuddalore districts had taken part in this tournament.

The Prize distribution ceremony was held on 4th May, 2019 and was presided over by the President of Kanyakumari DCA Shri CA. Kulathooran Pillai. Chief Guest was Dr. Prathap, Chairman of Nagercoil Round Table #176 and Joint Secretary of KKI DCA Mr. D. M. Aravind delivered the vote of thanks, and the dignitaries distributed the prizes. 10 Category Prizes separately for all the categories were given and 20 Cash Prizes for the Open category were given.

Aswath, the young lad from Kanyakumari District, who has just finished his grade 4 schooling, has clinched the 3rd NRT State level Open Chess Championship title.