Sai Vishwesh & Divyalakshmi emerge TN State U-17 champions
Top seeds Sai Vishwesh and Divya Lakshmi (both Chennai) emerged Champions after the ninth and final round of the 26th Tamil Nadu State Under 17 (Boys & Girls) Chess Championships 2015 held at Sri Ramanujar Engineering College, Vandalur, Chennai here today.
Both drew their final round games to confirm their superiority in the event. Sai Vishwesh logged in 7/9 while Divyalakshmi compiled 8/9 completing a great show. The top three in the Boys section and the top eight in the Girls section quality for the forthcoming National Under 17 Championships to be held at Bangalore in the first week of October 2015.
The cash prizes and trophies for the Boys & Girls section were distributed by Shri Raghavendran, Managing Director, Ready LED Lighting Pvt Ltd, and Shri D V Sundar, Vice President, FIDE (World Chess Federation). Present in the dais were Shri David, Principal, Balaji Polytechnic, Shri M M Gadre, Hon. President, Bharathiya Vikas Parishad, Vyasa Branch, Chennai, Shri Govindarajan, Hon. Secretary, Bharathiya Vikas Parishad, Vyasa Branch, Chennai, Shri V Hariharan, General Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Chess Association and Shri M Muthu Kumar, Secretary, Kanchi District Chess Association respectively.
Final Placings (Boys) : 1. Sai Vishwesh C (Che) 7.0, 2-3 Jayakumaar S (Che), Vaisnav M (Tpr) 6.5, 4-8 Harikrishnan A Ra (Che), Barath Kalyan M (Trr), Aadhityaa M (Kan), Ajay Krishna S, Kumar S (both Che) 6.0, 9-10 Adhithya S (Kan), Rajarishi Karthi (Che) 5.5 pts
Final Placings (Girls) : 1. Divya Lakshmi R (Che) 8.0, 2 Senthamizh Yazhini (Vel) 7.0, 3-4 Kavitha P L (Slm), Dakshinya T R S (Tpr) 6.0, 5-9 Thamaraiselvi P (Che), Varsha C R (Kan), Abirama Srinithi G (Ero), Jegatha B, Poorna Sri M K (both Che) 5.5, 10 Jasper Jothi P 5.0 pts