Maheshwaran wins GVM’s chess title

Top seed Maheshwaran P. of TN emerged champion at GVM  HSS  PTA  All-India open FIDE Rating Chess  Tournament in Ponda.

Sauravh  Kherdekar  of  Railways  got  the  second place and Santoshkashyap H. of  Karnataka finished third.

Anish Gandhi, Kunal M., Rishubh Naik, Anilkumar O.T., Cyrus  Pereira, Abhijit  Manohar, Ameya  Audi, Sammed Shete, Visveshwar A., Anirudh  Bhat, Shubham  Sawaikar, Ajeesh Antony, Deeptesh  Karmalkar, Nandini  Saripalli, Rajaryan  Kuvelkar, Anant  Prabhudesai, Gauri  Hadkonkar, Wilson  Cruz, Bhimappa  Harijan, Parag  Patil, Suhas Asnodkar and  Vibhav  Gandre  got fourth to 25th  places respectively in open  category.

Lavoo  Mamledar, MLA, was  the  chief  guest and gave the prizes. Ashesh Keni (president GCA),  Bhaskar Khandeparkar (qChairman GVM),  Krishna Shetye (chairman, GVM HSS PTA), principal A. K. Kamat, Dr Shantanu  Gauns, Amogh  Namshiker were among those present.

Consolation  prizes were awarded to: Best  unrated players Vaishnavi  Gaonkar,  Tanad  Bandodkar. Best Goan players – Barath  M.,   Shaunak  Kuncolienkar. Best women player  Urvi  Bandekar. Best  U-15(Nat.) boys   Rajas  Chari, U-15(Nat.) girls Sayani  Kerkar. Best U-13(Nat.) boys Vageesh  Tendulkar. Best U-13(Nat.) girls Apurva  Naik. Best U-11(Nat.) boys Sachin  Pradeep.             Best U-11(Nat.) girls Riddhi Zantye. Best  U-9 (Nat.) boys Madhavan  G. Best U-9 (Nat.) girls Krystal Fernandes. Best U-7 (Nat.) boys Shivank Kuncolienkar. Best U-7 (Nat.) girls Alaina Pereira. Best U-15 (Goan) boy Mrinal Telang. Best U-15              Goan) girl Disha Verenker. Best U-13 (Goan) boy Preet Kadam. Best U-13 (Goan) girl Sonali Kerkar. Best U-11 (Goan) boy  Tushar  K. Best U-11 (Goan) girl Aditee  Prabhugaonkar. Best U-9 (Goan) boy Vraj  Porob. Best U-9 (Goan ) girl Shambavi  Gaonkar. Best U-7 (Goan) boy Om Barde. Best U-7 (Goan) girl Mayuri  Chari. [H]