Wednesday 16th of January 2019
St. Joseph’s 8th international fide rating chess tournament valedictory function was held at St. Joseph’s Institute of Technology, OMR, Chennai- 119. Under the aegis of All India Chess Federation, Tamil Nadu State Chess Association, on 11 th July.
277 players including 212 International Rated Players from UP, West Bengal, Delhi, Maharastra, Andaman, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu had participated for this competition.
Top players including Grand Master Laxman R.R of Railway, International Master Balasubramaniam of ICF, Saravana Krishnan P of Karur Vysya Bank, Kunal from Neyveli and Ram S. Krishnan of BSNL, were scored full points in the first round of the 8th St. Joseph’s Chess Tournament against lesser seeded opponents.
This is the eighth edition of the St. Joseph's international rating Chess tournament and the prize money was Rs- 2 Lakhs for the top 40 players.
Winners list has been attached
1. Dr. B. BABU MANOHARAN - Chairman - St. Joseph's Group of Institutions distributed the cash prize and trophy to the winners of the tournament.
2. Mrs. B. JESSIE PRIYA, M.Com., Managing Director - St. Joseph’s Group of Institutions,
3. Mr.B. SHASHI SEKAR, M.Sc., Director - St. Joseph’s Group of Institutions.
Presided over the function.