Geno Brand Ambassador and National U-11 Chess Champion WCM Riya Sawant of St. Mary's High School, Mapusa, added one more
feather in her cap by winning Gold Medal at Asian Youth RAPID Chess Championship at Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka on Monday in Girls U-12 Catagory.
She score 5.5/7 to clinch the tittle on better Tie Break score. She also won Team Gold for India. Earlier she had won Gold at Asean age group Rapid Chess Championship at Vietnam in June. She defeated Marian Essa of UAE in the final round to win the Championship. Prize distribution was followed on the same Day.
Hon. Chief Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar today 13th October 2012 inaugurated the website of the Goa Chess Association in the presence of the Executive Director ,Sports Authority of Goa ,Shri Elvis Gomes ,President of Goa Chess Association ,Ashesh Keni, Secretary GCA ,Arvind Mhamal ,TreasurerGCA Kishor Bandekar and other Executive Committee members of Goa Chess Association and other guests.The function was held to felicitate Miss Bhakti Kulakani for achieving the coveted Womens Grand Master title.
Krystal Fernandes ( 1416) of Goa defeated Kruthika K.R.( 1241 ) of Tamil Nadu in the final round to clinch Silver Medal at National U-9 Girls held at Ahmedabad , Gujrat. She scored 10 points out of 11 rounds with 9 wins and 2 draws without losing a single game. She missed the Gold Medal with a half point. WFM Lakshmi of Tamil Nadu won the Gold.
The Dempo Goodwill Ambassador FM Mast Anurag Mhamal has in attacking game outplayed GM Sahaj Grover(2516) in 9th Round of the National Premier league being played at Kolkatta as expected by his Chess well wishers back home in Goa. He was playing on third board in Catalan opening dominated his superior opponent throughout the game and forced him to resign on 49th move.
Vasant Naik won the prestigious Second All Goa Open Rapid Chess Tournament organized in memory of Late Lcdr Gopal S Sukhthankar by Parent Teacher Association of Mushtifund High auspices School, Panaji in association of Clube Tennis De Gaspar Dias, Miramar under the of Goa Chess Association.