Friday, November 7, 2014

Sasidharan memorial FIDE rated International Chess Tournament

Sasidharan memorial FIDE rated International Chess tournament was conducted from 2nd  to 6 th October at payyanur sbi city mall, in association with Payyanur Chess club.

250 FIDE rated candidates participated.  It went on for five days in nine rounds of tough intellectual battle.   Candidates from Goa Maharashtra Tamil nadu Karnataka and north India participated.
Inaugural ceremony was well attended.  District sub collecter Smt. Navjoth Kausa inaugurated.  D G Rtn MD Sridharan Nambiar was chief guest.  President Gangadharan Meledath, PDG Major Donor V G Nayanar and Assistant Governor Rtn Vinod  spoke on the occasion.

As a prelude,  District chess tournament and chess coaching camps were conducted before the main tournament.  The total budget was Rs 10,00,000.  prize money to of Rs 4,00,000 was awarded.

Closing ceremony was on 6th October.  Chief guest was Sri  T Padmanabhan, reputed writer.  He handed over the price to the winner Mr arun Kumar.  It was attended by AG Dr Vinod and large number of Rotarians of our club and neighbouring clubs and public.

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