It was 2 days of grey cell crunching as over 600 children across age groups and from various schools in Udaipur participated in the city’s largest Junior Chess competition, “Chess Wiz”.
The enthusiasm in the children was apparent and the atmosphere of pindrop silence albeit in the presence of over a 1,000 people on the floor was something that is not seen usually.
Chess Wiz was organized on 13-14 November to celebrate Children’s Day and the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru, the pioneer of modern India. The event was organized in association with Chess In LakeCity. The competition was coordinated and managed by International FIDE Referee Rajendra Teli.
Ankit Talesra of the Forum Celebration Mall, members of the Management Team, along with Dr Om Sahu of Chess in Lakecity gave away the awards in the presence of distinguished guests and audience. Vikas Sahu, Secretary of Chess in Lakecity announced the winners as follows:
|Grade||First Position||Second Position||Third Position|
|LKG-HKG (Boys)||Abir Agarwal [Cross Road]||Dheryansh Sahu [St Anthony’s HM]||Hitansh Porwal [Ryan Int’l]|
|LKG-HKG (Girls)||Charvi Modi [Cross Road]||Sanchi Maroo [Cross Road]||Saanvi Modi [Cross Road]|
|Class I – III (Boys)||Anirudha Sahu||Sayyam Maroo||Jainil Parmar|
|Class I – III (Girls)||Advika Sarupria [Delhi Public School]||Angel Malviya [Central Academy, HM]||Dikshita Chouhan [Rockwoods]|
|Class IV – VI (Boys)||Vrashank Chauhan||Arun Kataria||Anay Sharma|
|Class IV – VI (Girls)||Dakshita Kumawat [Vidhya Bhawan]||Charvi Patidar [Vidhya Bhawan]||Vaishali Mishra [MDS, Hiran Magri]|
|Class VII – IX (Boys)||Yjat Vyas||Rishabh Jaju||Dhruv Kalani|
|Class VII – IX (Girls)||Akshi Chhatwani [St Anthony’s [HM]||Diya Doshi [MDS, Hiran Magri]||Khushi Mishra [MDS, Hiran Magri]|
|Class X-XII (Boys)||Ayush Lodha [MDS Hiran Magri]||Bhawesh Pandiyar [MDS Pratap Nagar]||Divyanshu Babel [St Anthony’s HM]|
|Class X-XII (Girls)||Anjali Reji [St Anthony’s G’Vilas]||Dishee Jain [St Anthony’s G’Vilas]||Akshita Jain [KV Pratap Nagar]|