Event Code: 295189/KAR(S)/2022 &: 296860/KAR(S)/2022
Organized by – Dhanush Ram and Akshaya Sathi
Dhanushram & Sathvik
Akshaya & Shriyana
IA Vasanth BH Chief Arbiter’s Report
Sri Narayana Guru Trophy Karnataka State Under 15 Open and Girls FIDE Rated Chess Championship 2022 organised by Sri Narayana Guru School of Chess Udupi and Sri Siddi Vinayaka Chess Academy Kundapura in association with Torpedoes Sports Club Kunadapura from 2nd to 4th September 2022 at LICO Bank Diamond Jubliee Hall, Court Road Udupi, Karnataka. The Championship was inaugurated by Sri Gowtham Shetty Chairman Torpedoes Sports Club Kundapura, Inaugurated by Smt Vijaya Gopal Bangera Vice President Shri Narayan Guru Urban Co-operative Bank Udupi, Chief Guest Shri Krishna President LIC Employees Co-operative Ltd Bank Udupi, Smt Shashikala CEO LIC Employees Co-operative Ltd Bank Udupi, Shri Laksminarayana Acharya Udupi, Shri Nagesh Karanth Pangala, Shri Rathnakar Shetty Cherkadi, Shri Suresh J Mysore, Shri Babu J Poojary, Shri Umanath Kapu.
188 Players from all the districts of Karnataka were participated in the Karnataka State Under 15 Open FIDE Rated Chess Championship 2002, Sathvik Adiga (1838) from Bangalore was the top seed in open category followed by Apoorv Kamble (1776) and Tejas Suresh Kumar (1775) from Bangalore Dhanush Ram M (1717) from Dakshina Kannada District.
Sanikommu Manasvi (1475) from Bangalore was top seed in Karnataka State Under 15 Girls FIDE Rated Chess Championship 2002 Followed by Shriyana S Mallya (1442) from Dakshina Kannada. Anagha K G R (1337) from Mysore.
Unbeaten Akshaya played in top boards from 4th round and won all the game nd scored 9 out of nine rounds to clinch the title.
In Open category, 4th seed Dhanusha Ram drew with Raveesh Kote (1359) in 5th round and drew with Samuel Mathew (1444) in the 9th round. He scored 8 points out of nine rounds to win the championship
All the participants and parents were happy as the venue, accommodation and transport were par excellence. Organiser distributed chocolates and biscuit to all the players during the championship in the last round.
Total prize fund of Rs.80,000/- were awarded between top 20 winners and 5 trophies to Under 7,8,9,19,11,12,13 and under 14 age category.
The prize distribution function was Presided by Sri Raghupati Bhat, MLA, Udupi, Sri Kishore Alva, Joint President, Adani Group, Sri Gowtham Shetty Chairman Torpedoes Sports Club Kundapura, Sri Prabhakar P Poojary, Hon President, Billava Association, Kapu , Dr Rajagopal Shenoy, Hon President Udupi District Chess Association Sri Brahmanand Bhat and Sri Keshavrai Pai, Secreatary, Lions Club Manila were the other dignitaries on dais for the Valedictory function