Applications Invited from Tamil Nadu Players

Tamil Nadu IM Norm Closed Circuit Chess Tournaments

50 Tournaments in One Year

Chess in India, especially in Tamil Nadu state, is booming by leaps and bounds. The Chess Olympiad 2022 organized at Chennai and sponsored by the Tamil Nadu state government turned to be a great success. The state is reaping the benefits of the Olympiad now – D. Gukesh, currently world no.8, has surpassed the five times world champion Vishy Anand in rating and R Praggnaanandhaa recently reached the finals of the World Cup and moved within top 20 players of the world. The top three rated Indians are from Tamil Nadu. This is all possible, because of the relentless hard work by the players and also the excellent planning and administration by the Tamil Nadu State Chess Association.

India is organising many grandmaster norm tournaments nowadays, which will witness the growth of the number of GMs in the country. Besides, many Indian and Tamil Nadu players are travelling abroad in pursuit of the norms, spending several lakhs of rupees for each of their foreign trip. Tamil Nadu State Chess Association and its president Dr. M. Manickam have a novel and innovative idea of organising 50 closed circuit IM norm chess tournaments in one year, which will also benefit the potential players from our state, spending only a couple of thousand rupees to achieve the said norms.

Each tournament will be of 10 players and nine rounds, comprising four or five foreign players. Most of the tournaments will be from Monday to Saturday. The time control will be 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move. 1st, 5th and 6th days will have single rounds and other days will have double rounds.

The series of tournaments is scheduled to commence on 16th October and the first ten tournaments have been already planned till the end of December 2023. The tentative schedule is as follows:

S. No. Date Organizer – Venue
1 16th to 21st October 2023 TNSCA – Chennai
2 23rd to 28th October 2023 MCET – Pollachi
3 30th October to 4th November 2023 Madurai
4 06th to 11th November 2023 Kodaikanal
5 12th to 17th November 2023 Kodaikanal
6 19th to 24thNovember 2023 Chennai
7 26th November to 1st December 2023 Coimbatore
8 3rd to 8th December 2023 Erode
9 10th to 15th December 2023 Salem
10 17th to 22nd December 2023 Sivakasi

In this regard, we have great pleasure in inviting you to participate in these IM norm tournaments in Chennai and other cities of Tamil Nadu. Each tournament carries total prize money of approximately Rs.85000/- (1000 USD).

Minimum rating of the untitled players may be around 2150. While sending your acceptance to participate in the tournament, kindly fill up the g-form using the link

While filling up the form, kindly mention your dates of preference. We will try to satisfy your requirement subject to rating of the player, average rating of the tournament required, the number of Tamil Nadu players to be selected for each tournament (may be three). The decision of the tournament committee shall be final. The entry fee for a player seeking norms will be Rs.10000/- per tournament. Boarding and lodging and other expenses of the participation will have to be borne by the players.

For details, contact:

Tournament Coordinator

Shri. R Anantharam, +91 94431 55852

Committee member in charge

Shri. P. Pragadesh +91 94427 76466


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