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Madhavan, Gunjal top
June 22, 2011
Panjim:: Madhavan collected 4.5points out of 5 points and remained undefeated to win the boys State under-7 chess selection championship at Nehru Stadium hall, Fatorda.
Madhavan defeated Jayden Gonsalves in the last round and Aditya Kawade in the penultimate. Aditya Kawade clinched the second spot defeating Darshan Yakkundi in the last round.
In the girls section, Gunjal Chopdekar was declared champion when she scored the perfect score winning all games, scoring 4 points from four rounds.
Vrunda Naik with 3 points defeated Prajakta Naik in the last round to emerge runners-up.
The tournament attracted 27entries. Two players below 5 years, Suyash Pai and Manthan Rane also participated.
Boys: Madhavan, Aditya Kawade, Viraj Porob, Jayden Gonsalves, SanjayThorat.
Girls: Gunjal Chopdekar, Vrunda Naik, Shambhavi Gaonkar, Alaina Pereira, Eeshani Pai Kane.
The top two winners in both categories will represent Goa at the Nationals in Pune from July 16.
Ashesh Keni, GCA and Margao CC president gave away the prizes. Sharendra Naik compered.