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  Shreyash, Arushi bag State U-11 chess titles
BHUBANESWAR,10 Jun 2018 (Team Orisports)
 

Cuttack boy Shreyash Shuvam Patnaik and Khordha girl Arushi Srichandan captured titles in Odisha State U-11 Chess Championship, held at Shree Gundicha Bhakta Niwas in Puri from June 8 to 10, 2018. District Chess Association of Puri (DCAP) organised the tournament, under the aegis of All Odisha Chess Association (AOCA).

Shreyash won the title in the open category, scoring six points out of a possible seven. This was the second state title for Shreyash, who had secured his first in the U-9 open category two years ago. Sriansh Das of Jajpur finished runner-up with 5.5 points. Arushi logged 6.5 points from seven rounds to pocket her maiden state title in girls category. Anishka Pandey became runner-up with 5.5 points.

 

As many as 81 boys and 50 girls participated in the three-day state championship. Puri Municipality Chairman Jayant Kumar Sarangi inaugurated and tournament and handed over the trophies in the closing ceremony. AOCA secretary Krushna Kumar Sharma, DCAP vice-president Suresh Chandra Sahoo and secretary Pradyumna Mishra were present on the occasion.

The champion and runner-up in both categories qualified to represent Odisha in the National U-11 Chess Championship, scheduled to be held at Karaikudi, Tamilnadu from July 5 to August 28, 2018.

FINAL PLACINGS (Top 10):

OPEN:
1. Shreyash Shuvam Patnaik (CTC, 6), 2. Sriansh Das (JAJP, 5.5), 3. Soyamsree Mohanty (SNDG, 5.5), 4. Gopin Murmu (DHKL, 5.5), 5. Aditya Anurakta Mohanty (CTC, 5.5), 6. Soyam Laxmidatt D Sabat (CTC, 5.5), 7. Anubrata Priyadarshan Sahu (MYRB, 5), 8. Priansh Das (JAJP, 5), 9. Omm Aditya Khadanga (KHOR, 5), 10. Aditya Ranjan Das (KHOR, 5).

GIRLS: 1. Arushi Srichandan (KHOR, 6.5), 2. Anishka Pandey (KHOR, 5.5), 3. Palak Mohapatra (CTC, 5.5), 4. Krishna Arpita (KHOR, 5.5), 5. Dolisiyas Dash (CTC, 5), 6. Amrusha Mohanty (CTC, 5), 7. Yashita Rout (KHOR, 5), 8. Ankita Sahoo (CTC, 5), 9. Prakruti Rout (CTC, 4.5), 10. Snehayukta Behera (GJPT, 4.5).
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TOP: State U-11 girls champion Arushi Srichandan with her trophy in Puri on June 10, 2018.
RIGHT: State U-11 open champion Shreyash Shuvam Patnaik with his trophy in Puri on June 10, 2018.

 
   

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