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FULL NAME: Aparajita Gochhikar (also known as Lovely)
BORN: February 11, 1993
GENDER: Female
CONTACT ADDRESS: Harachandi Sahi, Puri-752001, Odisha
E-MAIL ID: agochhikar@gmail.com / a.gochhikar@yahoo.com
FAMILY: Daughter of Rama Narayan Gochhikar (Father) and Gita Gochhikar (Mother), Aparajita has a younger sister (Pragnya Paramita) and grandmother Chandramani Gochhikar in her family.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: MBA Student of KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.
RECEIVED COACHING FROM: Shyamal Kundu and Subas Sahoo
FIDE ID NO: 5046556
TITLES: Candidate Master (CM) and National Instructor (NI)
PROFESSION: Working as manager (administration) in KIIT University
HOBBIES:
Reading story books and listening music

AWARDS/HONOURS:
*     On June 18, 2014, Government Odisha sanctioned in her favour a monetary incentive of Rs 30,000, which included Rs 15,000 each for participation in the 2008 and 2010 Asian Junior Chess Championships at Chennai.
*     Received a cash incentive of Rs 15,000 at the 6th annual felicitation ceremony of All Odisha Chess Association in Bhubaneswar on March 16, 2014.
*     Chief Minister’s Merit Award as Best Sportsperson of the Year (2007).


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:

STATE:

*      Finished runner-up in the Odisha State Women Chess Championship at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on June 16, 2013.

*     Finished runner-up in the girls category of the Odisha State Junior (U-19) Chess Championship at Rourkela on August 11, 2012.
*    Won the State women’s chess title three times in 2008, 2010 (Jharsuguda) and 2012 (Berhampur).
*    Champion in State under-9 tournament, 2002.
*    Champion in State under-11 tournament, 2004.
*    Runner-up in State under-13 tournament, 2004 and 2006.
*    Champion in State under-13 tournament, 2005.
*    Champion in State under-15 tournament, 2005. 2006, 2007 and 2008.
*    Champion in School chess tournament, 2006 and 2007.
*    Champion in State under-17 tournament, 2007, 2008, 2009 (at Berhampur) and 2010 (at Dhenkanal).
*    Won the State under-19 chess title twice in 2008 and 2009 (At Cuttack).

NATIONAL:
*     Secured third place in the women`s category of the 3rd National Amateur Chess Championship, which concluded at Kolkata Town Hall in Kolkata on Nov 21, 2014.
*    Won the title in All-India School Chess Championship at Tirupati, 2007.

INTERNATIONAL:
*     Won the bronze medal in women’s category of the Asian Amateur Chess Championship, held at Chiang Mai in Thailand from Nov 23 to 30, 2017.
*     Bagged one silver and one bronze medals in below 2000 rating category of the World Amateur Chess Championship, held at Halkidiki in Greece from April 18 to 27, 2016. She also became eligible for the Candidate Master (CM) title.
*     Finished sixth among 18 players, logging 5.5 points from nine rounds in the World Women Amateur Chess Championship, held at Halkidiki in Greece from April 13 to 22, 2015.
*     Finished second in the 1600 to 2000 rating category of the Woman Grandmaster Open Chess Tournament at Chennai from Nov 5 to 14, 2013.
*     Won the u-20 girls silver medal in the Commonwealth Chess Championship at Port Elizabeth in South Africa on July 14, 2013.
*     Won a silver medal in under-20 girls section of the Commonwealth Chess Championships at Chennai on Dec 1, 2012.
*     Won gold medal in the under-18 girls category of the Commonwealth and South Africa Open Chess Championship, which concluded at Johannesburg in South Africa on July 3, 2011.
*    Finished 22nd in Asian Junior Chess Championship, 2008.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS AS COACH:
*     Appointed as coach of the Indian squad for the World Cadet Chess Championship, scheduled to be held at Santiago de Compostela, Spain from Nov 3-16, 2018.
*     Played the role of head of delegation and coach of Indian team in the World University Chess Championship, held at Aracaju, Brazil from September 12-22, 2018.
*     She was the coach of the Indian contingent that emerged overall champions with a rich haul of 26 medals in the Asian Youth Chess Championship, held at Tashkent in Uzbekistan from March 31 to April 9, 2017.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*     She was awarded with the FIDE Arbiter title by World Chess Federation (FIDE) in the 1st Quarter Presidential Board held at Minsk, Belarus from April 6 to 9, 2018.

PROFILE FIRST HOSTED: July 3, 2010
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: October 31, 2018


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