KCT’s 1st District Level Junior & Open Chess Tournament
Dr.N.Mahalingam chess academy was started with the intention to initiate, carry out, execute, implement, aid and assist activities towards the development of chess and thereby to encourage the young chess players in this region. This academy conducted its 1st district level open chess tournament for Junior level on 30th April, 2017 (Sunday). The various categories of the competition included:
under age – 8, under age – 10, under age – 12, under age – 15 & open. Around 150 chess players in & around Coimbatore participated in the tournament. There are a total of 5 rounds played by each player and the Swiss system was followed. A Swiss–system tournament is a non-eliminating tournament format which features a set number of rounds of competition.
First prize Rs. 2500/- won by Mr. Dhanasekar, Covai Chess Center, Second prize Rs 1700/- won by Mr. Nandha Kumar, Winner Chess Academy and Third prize Rs.1000/- won by Mr. Mani Bharathi, Winner Chess Academy. For the first three places in each category based on boys and girls, the trophy was distributed and for all other participants, certificate was provided.
As a part of the chess academy, the summer camp for beginners is going to be conducted at Kumaraguru College of Technology from 8th May to 19th May, 2017. The Coach for the summer camp is Mr A Mohammed Yousuff, Joint Secretary, Coimbatore District Chess Association. The registration fee is Rs.1500/-