M’lore: CAI Boys & Girls Chess Championship inaugurated

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Mangalore, 17 October 2011: Deric Pinto, President, Karnataka State Chess Association played a blitz game against Mangalorean chess prodigy Arjun Adappa to inaugurate the CAI Under 10 and 14 Boys and Girls National chess Championship being held at Lobo’s Riverview, Morgansgate, Mangalore. Chief guest Mahesh Ved, Vice President, Chess Association of India gladly opined Karnataka’s CAI unit is doing excellently after it got it’s chess playing President as real sports people can genuinely understand the need of players. He said he will apprise CAI to allot more age group championships to Karnataka.



Another Chief Guest Navin Shetty, President, Mangalore Basketball Club applauded organizers for organizing Championship in a riverside resort.  He said CAI should plan about such event in Beachside like Panambur. He came out harsh on the irregularities and heavy fee charged by AICF and said CAI should also plan for a chess league which can even more popularize the game. Prasanna Rao, Joint Secretary, CAI presided the function. Ian Lobo of Lobo’s Riverside; Chandrashekhar Bhandary, Arbiter were also present on the dais.
More than 140 players from different CAI affiliated units are participating in this prestigious 2nd Edition of the championship. Boys category will have 8 round and Girls will have 7 round Swiss league. Event carries total prize fund of Rs.3,00,000.






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