International FIDE Chess Open Concludes – St Anthony wins Top School Award
Lions Club Hosted International FIDE Rating Open Chess Tournament Concludes
Fourth International Nandlal Pandiar Memorial FIDE Rating Open Chess Championship concluded today.
Organizing Secretary Vikas Sahu said that the tournament was hosted by Chess in Lakecity, with cooperation from the Maharana of Udaipur, Lions Club, All Rajputana Chess Federation and All India Chess Federation and under auspices of the World Chess Federation.
Mayor Chandra Singh Kothari was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony. Eminent attendees viz. Social Activist VK Lahadiya; chaired by Phool Singh Meena; Dinesh Bhatt; Prem Singh Shaktawat; William DSouza, Principal of St Anthony School, Udaipur, Rajeev Bhardwaj, Chairman of Chess in Lake City; Rajesh Sharma and AC Joshi gave away the prizes to the winners in the competition.
As per the ruling of Chief Judge of the competition, AC Joshi, Akshat Kampariya, Avdyut and Krishan Soni took the first, second and third place respectively in the General Category.
For players with FIDE Rating 2000 and below, Ali Sayyed Nasir, Jay Kundaliya and Maulik Raval took the first three spots respectively while in the Under 1600 FIDE Rating category Pankaj Bosre, Nakul Chaudhary and Pratap Solanki were the top three.
In the unrated FIDE Category, Tilu Saurabh, Muzaffar Hussain and Sanjay Patil stood first, second and third respectively. Youngest Boy Winners were Aarav Gautam and Mitash Sahu while Youngest Girl top prize was secured by Saumya Jain.
In the Womens Open Sonakshi Rathod took the Open Crown, while Monika Sahu won at the Rajasthan level and Jyoti Mehra won the Udaipur level. In the Veterans Above 50 league, Kanti Lal Dave stood first at Opens, Raghuvir Singh at Rajasthan level and Nand Kishore Chandel at Udaipur level.
In the 2000-2199 FIDE Rating category Virendra Singh Negi took the top spot.
The Open winner award in the 1600-1799 FIDE Rating category went to Mukesh Mandloi, Rajasthan to Govind Kumar Chandel and Udaipur to Chandrajit Singh Rajawat.
Among the School Teams, St Anthony (A Team) and St Anthony (B) team secured the first prize and second prizes while St Pauls came in Third.