SPIC 1st ALL INDIA FIDE RATED CHESS TOURNAMENT(below1600)

1st Spic All India FIDE Rated Chess Tournament (below 1600) was organized by SPIC Nagar multi Activity Club on behalf of TDCA at Silver Jubilee Hall, Thoothukudi from 2nd to 4th December 2017. About 267 players participated in the tournament. The tournament was conducted as a 9 rounds Swiss system. The top seeds of this tournament was M. Mithesh (1574) of Tamil Nadu followed by R.K. Sabarish (1573) of Tamil Nadu and S. Sathyanarayanan (1570) of Tamil Nadu. The tournament had a grand Inauguration with the chief guest Mr. S. P. Sethuraman, Grand Master.

After several well fought games Bala Ganeshan of Kerala won the tournament title with 8 points out of 9 rounds with better tiebreak than Senthil Kumar Natarajan of Tamil  Nadu.

Mr. Parthiban, Associate Director, HWP Board, was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function presided over by Mr. E. Balu, of Spic Plant Head, Mr. N. R. Ravichandran of  Spic, GM-Projects, Mr. Nema of  HWP GM,  Mr. A. L. Subramanian of  TDCA and many others participated in the function.

Runner-up with the Chief guest and other dignitaries

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