Srija, Girish clinch U-11 Girls, Boys National Chess titles

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Gandhinagar, Aug 31 (UNI) Srija Seshadri (9) of Tamil Nadu and Girish Kaushik (10) of Karnataka have clinched the U-11 Girls and Boys 22nd National Chess Titles, respectively, at Preksha Vidhya Bharati Institute here today.

Srija and Girish got a coveted trophy and cash prize of Rs 10,000 as the champion in their respective categories of Girls and Boys after 11 rounds championship.

While runner-ups positions were held by local star Miss Sweety Patel (8.5) of Gujarat and Delhite boy Vaibhav Suri (9) in their respective categories.

The Champions and Runner-ups in both, Boys and Girls categories, will represent India at the U-11 World Championship, to be held in Turkey next year. They will also represent the country at Commonwealth Chess and Asia Chess Championship in their age groups, venues and times, which are yet to be decided, The Championships were organised by 'The Mind Games Association' (MGA) with total cash prize of Rs 66,000. The MGA gave away trophies and cash prizes to 1-3 positions, while only cash-prizes to 4-10 positions.

FINAL STANDING: GIRLS : 1) Srija Seshadri TN 9.0pts Rs 10,000 + trophy 2) Sweety Patel Guj 8.5pts Rs 6,600 + Trophy 3) Lasya G AP 8.5pts Rs 3,800 + Trophy 4) Megha Gupta Guj 8.0pts Rs 2,750 5) Shoumi Mukerjee WB 8.0pts Rs 2,200 6) Sunyasakta Satpathy Ori 7.5pts Rs 1,900 7) Mahalaxmi M TN 7.5pts Rs 1,750 8) Dharnee Sree R TN 7.5pts Rs 1,600 9) Aarthi G TN 7.5pts Rs 1,300 10) Bakshi Rutuja Mah 7.5pts Rs 1,100 BOYS: 1) Girish Koushik Kar 10.0pts Rs 10,000 + trophy 2) Vaibhav Suri Del 9.0pts Rs 6,600 + trophy 3) Shardul Gagre Mah 8.5pts Rs 3,800 + trophy 4) Cyrus Pereira Goa 8.5pts Rs 2,750 5) Yogesh G TN 8.5pts Rs 2,200 6) Mahapatra Sidhant Ori 8.5pts Rs 1,900 7) Diptayan Ghosh WB 8.0pts Rs 1,750 8) Sayantan Das WB 8.0pts Rs 1,600 9) Varun V WB 8.0pts Rs 1,300 10) Rakesh Nayak Ori 8.0pts Rs 1,100 UNI MP LY PY PM2020

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