Divisional selection Chess meet begins

JAMMU: Organised by the All J&K Chess Association (AJKCA), the two-day Jammu Division selection chess tournament got underway at Hotel Nek, here today.

The opening day witnessed competition in lower age groups while the boys' events shall take place tomorrow, a handout issued by the Association here today informed.

As per the opening day results, Meenal Gupta made it a triple title win taking away senior women, under-19 and under-17 events. Similarly, Arushi Kotwal won the under-15 competition and the under-13 title went Amrita Gupta. First place in under-11 and under-nine categories secured by Radhika Palgotra.

The senior men's and boys' events shall be decided tomorrow at the same venue, the handout added.

The matches were conducted by FIDE Arbiter, Anil Kotwal. Earlier, president of AJKCA, Atul Kumar declared open the competition in the presence of Baldev Raj and Dr. AS Bhatia.

Now, the selected players shall represent J&K in forthcoming Nationals and automatically become eligible for State Chess Championship.

 

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