Announcements and News:
ChessMine Rapid & Blitz FIDE Rated Open Chess Tournament 2017 : Prize fund 6.20 Lakh
First ever Strongest Rapid and Blitz tournament in the history of Indian Chess that has over 50 GMs and IMs entries.
Organised by ChessMine at S G Convension Hall, Magadi Road, Bengaluru from 5th to 7th August 2017.
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44th National Women Challengers Chess Championship 2017 : Prize fund 3 Lakh
Organised by Mysore Chess Center, Mysore from 21st to 29th July 2017
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State Under-15 Open and Girls Fide Rating Chess Championships 2017
Organised by Mandya Chess Academy, Mandya from 14th to 16th July 2017
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Isha Sharma becomes first Karnataka women to complete her 1st Women International Norm at Sharja
Isha Sharma of Belthangady completed her 1st Women International Norm at Sharja Masters International Chess Championship. She became the first Karnataka women to do so.
Team UKCA congratulates her for the accomplishment and wishes her good luck in future tournaments.
IM Shivananda wins GOLD in NATIONAL TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP-2017
Bhopal: Captain of the Karnataka team Shivananda B.S. won the Individual Gold by getting the “ Best player of the tournament” Prize in the recently concluded
37th national team chess championship -2017 held at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. In the team events, defending champion Railways won the gold again in the
open section while Air India women won the gold in the women’s section. At the conclusion of the seven rounds in this prestigious nine –rounds
event, Karnataka was on par with the leaders Railways .The two teams met each other in the crucial eight round. Railways won the match and thus also won the
tournament with a round to spare. Due to his superior performances in most of the matches, Shivananda won the “Player of the Tournament “ prize and with it the Individual Gold Medal
ahead of the seven Grandmasters and eighteen International Masters. He remained undefeated, winning six games and drawing one. After twenty Years, a Karnataka
player has won the Individual Gold medal in the National Team Championship. International Masters Shivananda B.S., Ravi Gopal Hedge,upcoming talents Sameer Ghotane , Shabdik Verma and Sridatta M V were part of the
Stany finishes 3rd in Seville Open, Spain
Seville: International Master Stany continued his good form and finished 3rd in the strong Seville Open in Spain.
The Seville Open happened from 13th to 21st January . The prestigous open had 16 GMs and 13 IMs. Stany intitially started as 13th seed got a fantastic
start by scoring 5/5 in which he defeated GM Petkov Vladimir of Bulgaria, Diaz Castro of Spain. He maintained the tournament lead till 8th round but managed
to make a draw in the last round against GM Harutuniyan of Armenia and scored 7/9. A win in the final round would have helped Stany to Clinch the title.
His performence in Spain helped him to gain the much needed 15 rating points thereby taking his rating to 2500 which is a rating requirement needed to become
a Grand Master. Stany is the first player in the history of Karnataka to break this Rating barrier. He needs only 2 norms now to become a Grandmaster now.
Karnataka Kids shines at National Schools Championships 2017
Nagpur: UKCA Congratulates to Ananya Arumbakkam for winning the National Schools 2017 Championships girls Under 11 event, Shriyana S Mallya for winning the girls
Under 7 event and Arhan Chethan Anand for coming third in the Under 9 open event at Nagpur.
SWAB Awards UKCA as the Featured Sports Association of the Year 2016
Bangalore, Dec 4, 2016: Sports Writers Association of Bangalore(SWAB), awarded United Karnataka Chess Association as the Featured Sports Association of the Year 2016.
The jury was comprised of India's leading newspaper sports editors. It was a suprising and exciting news for us, when Times of India Sports editor called on us couple of days back about this.
We dedicated this award to all the District Chess Associations, Academies, Coaches, Players, Organizers, Arbiters and Parents and all those supported us directly and indirectly in this amazing journey.
We truly acknowledge all of you. Our President Mr. D.P. Anantha and General Secretary Mr. Arvind Shastry received the award in front of dignitaries such as Criketer B S Chandrashekhar, Javagal Srinath,
K L Rahul, International and national athletes and media fraternity in a grand award ceremony held at Hotel Le Meridian on Dec 4th 2016. It was an amazing moment for us!. Cilck on the images to see
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Viani Antonio D'Cunha becomes International Master
The Ekalavya Awardee of 2011(Chess) Viani Antonio D'Cunha of South Canara and a student of R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore has achieved
the title International Master in Abu Dhabi Chess Festival - International Masters Tournament held from 21st to 29th August 2016.
Viani Antonio D’cunha achieved his International Master title by attaining the required rating of 2400 in the last round against
International Master Fawzy Adham of Egypt. Thus he is the first and only International Master in Chess from South Canara District.
Viani has achieved 5 International Master (required for the title 3) norms out of which 3 norms were achieved in previous Abu Dhabi
events. With the rating of 2346, he increased 41 points in Czech Open 2016 and 23 in Abu Dhabi Masters and now has a live rating of 2410.