Niraj Saripalli and Nandhini Saripalli wins All Goa State Junior ( U-19) Open and Girls Chess selection 2013
Both brother and sister Niraj Saripalli , student of RMS Higher Secondary School Margoa and Nandhini Saripalli, student of Damodar College won the All Goa State Junior ( U-19) Open and Girls Chess selection 2013 conducted by Tiswadi Taluka Chess Association in aegis with Goa Chess Association and Fr. Agnelo College Pilar held at Fr. Agnelo College of Arts & Commerce Pilar, Goa.
Niraj and Rohan Ahuja scored 5.5 points each from 6 rounds but on better tie break Niraj went on winning the Championship. Rohan Ahuja finished second . Kapil Pawse and Deepak Gopalan scored 4.5 points and finished 3rd and 4th respectively . Anirudh Bhat and Shane Braganza scored 4 points and finished 5th and 6th respectively.
In the Girls section Nandhini Saripalli won the championship with the score of 4.5 points from 5 rounds. Second place went to Krystal Fernandes who scored 4 points . Sonali Kerkar scored 4 points and finished 3rd. Ridhi Zantye and Gauri Hadkonkar scored 3.5 points and finished 4th and 5th respectively. Sakshi Naik Gaonkar with the score of 3 points finished 6th.
First 4 players from Open and Girls category each will represent Goa at National to be held at Uttar Pradesh.
Fr. Frederic , Principal of Fr Agnelo College Pillar was the Chief guest of the function. Also present were Shri Ashesh Keni ( President GCA), Shri Mahesh Candolkar ( President TTCA) , Shri Arvind Mhamal( Secretary GCA), Mr Balakrishnan ( Joint Secretary GCA ) , and Mr Tanay Kaisary.