Pranav and Ananya are Karnataka Under 11 chess Champions

By Raj Udupi
Udupi Today Media Network


Kundapura, 24 May 2017: Pranav Anand emerged Champion in the Karnataka State Under 11 Open chess Championship 2017 and Ananya Arumbakkam emerged champion in the Karnataka State Under 11 Girls chess Championship 2017 which concluded today at Sri Siddivinayaka Residential School, Hattiyangadi, Kundapura, Karnataka. The championship was jointly organised by Udupi District Chess Association and Sri Siddivinayaka Chess Academy, Kundapaua.



Unbeaten Pranav Anand Defeated Samith Reddy of Bangalore in the 9th and final round and scored eight points out of 9 rounds. Manvith K of Dakshina Kannada lost to Tanav Sudharshan of Mandya in the second Boards. Pankaj Bhat of Puttur Drew with Arhan Chethan Anand of Bangalore.


In Girls Championship, Ananya Arumbakkam drew with Anya Seth Syed of Bangalore in the top board and scored eight and point. Prassiddhi Bhat of Mysore and Samhitha Sharma BS of Dakshina Kannada drew in the second Board.


Pranv Anand, Tanav Sudharshan, Ananya Arumbakkam and Bhagyashree Patil will represent Karnataka state to  National Under 11 Chess Championship 2017 to be held at Maharastra from 22nd Nov  to 30th Nov 2017.


VEDAMURTHY H Ramachandra Bhat, in his presidential speech of Valedictory function, expressed his willingness to organize many more such events which helps the local talents. Dr Rajagopal Shenoy, Associate Dean, KMC Manipal, Sri Sharana Kumar, Principal, Sri Siddivinayaka Residential School, Hattiyangady, Dr Ganesh Pai,Manipal, Dr Chandra, Gynecologist, Govt Hospital, Kundapur, Dr Nikhil Rai, DrVijayashankar Upadhyaya, Dr Venkata Rao Udupa, Mr DinakarShetty, Mr Raghavendra M, Asst Engineer, MESCOM,Kundapur, Mr Madan Kumar, President, Block Congress, Baindur, Umanath Kapu, Udupi District Chess Association, Mr Babu Poojary, Director, Sri Siddivinayaka Chess Academy were the other dignitaries on the dais.


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