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VIII National School Chess Championship 2019

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The 8th National School Chess Championship 2019 was organized by Chhattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation from 3rd April to 7th April 2019 at Agrasen Dham, Near 36 City Mall, G E Road, Raipur, Chattisgarh.

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The championship was inaugurated by Dr. R P Dubey, Chancellor, Dr. C V Raman University, Chattisgarh. Mr. Mukesh Singhaniya, President, Chattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association, Mr. Chandrashekhar Iyer, Secretary, Chattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association, Shri Vivek Singhal, President, Raipur District Chess Association, Mr. Peri Chandrashekhar, Tournament Director, Mr. PN Rao, Convener, CPCA were the other dignitaries on the dais.

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The championship was conducted for twelve categories viz Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 boys and girls separately. A total of 949 players from 23 states participated in all the events. Out of 949 players, 458 were FIDE Rated players and Ayush Sharma from Madya Pradesh was highest FIDE rated player with ELO rating 2061. He participated in the Under 15 open category.

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Maximum participation, 155 players were from Chattisgarh, followed by 131 players from Maharastra, 127 from Andhra Pradesh, 105 players from Telangana state. Under 11 open category attracted 160 players and under 9 had 150 players.

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The tournament was organized in an Air-conditioned Hall and air-conditioned accommodation facility was provided for players and parents near the tournament venue.

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Mr. D V Sundar, Honorary Vice President, FIDE was the chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony. Mr Ravindra M Dongre, President of Asian Zone 3.7, Mr Gaurav Shukla, Registrar, Dr C V Raman University, Mr Mukesh Singhaniya, President, Chattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association, Mr Chandrashekhar Iyer, Secretary, Chattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association, Mr Vivek Singhal, President, Raipur District Chess Association were the other dignitaries on the dais.

8th National Schools Chess Championship 2019
Prize list
           
Under 7 Girls
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Aishwarya Sahoo 1004 Orissa 8
2   Macherla Akshaya Laxmi Reddy 0 Telangana
3   Anaya Agarwal 0 Telangana 7
           
Under 7 Open
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Sri Akhil Prasad 1027 Andhra Pradesh 9
2   Swastik Suvam Patnaik 1061 Orissa 7
3   Nair Sreevaishnav 0 Maharashtra 7
           
Under 9 Girls
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Arshiya Das 1298 Tripura
2   Aisha Wadhwani 1004 Haryana 8
3   Saara Jain 1041 Jharkhand 7
           
Under 9 Open
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Sawalakhe Jay 1256 Maharashtra
2   Suhaas A 1456 Telangana
3 CM Kiaan Agrawal 1304 Chhattisgarh 7
           
Under 11 Girls
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Rout Yashita 1347 Orissa
2   Srishanthi G 1202 Telangana 7
3   Sanikommu Manasvi 1133 Karnataka 7
           
Under 11 Open
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Md Imran 1521 Andhra Pradesh 8
2   Shaik Sumer Arsh 1615 Telangana
3   Daaevik Wadhawan 1599 Delhi 7
           
Under 13 Girls
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Boramanikar Tanisha S 1701 Maharashtra
2 WCM Wankhade Sanskruti 1574 Maharashtra 7
3   Velpula Sarayu 1715 Telangana 7
           
Under 13 Open
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Aaditya Dhingra 1856 Haryana 8
2   Garv Gaur 1711 Haryana 7
3   Hriday Dharmesh Sheth 1594 Maharashtra 7
           
Under 15 Girls
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Sathwika N 1425 Andhra Pradesh
2   Harshini B 1588 Tamil Nadu 7
3   Rhythm Singhal 1214 Chhattisgarh
           
Under 15 Open
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Anadkat Kartavya 1968 Gujarat 7
2   Praloy Sahoo 1850 West Bengal 7
3   Debata Sarthak 1824 Orissa 7
           
Under 17 Girls
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Diya Chowdhury 1722 West Bengal 6
2   Parakh Niyati 1565 Chhattisgarh 5
3   Benasir M 1596 Tamil Nadu
           
Under 17 Open
Rank Title Name Rating State Pts
1   Yutesh P 1889 Tamil Nadu 7
2   Aditya P Melani 1881 Gujarat
3   Rupam Mukherjee 1885 West Bengal 6
           
Youngest Boy and Girl
Rank   Name DOB State  
1   Monish P 5/3/2015 Andra Pradesh  
2   Deeva Chada 1/12/2014 Telangana  

Source: All India Chess Federation

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