Ayush Pednekar won Open Rapid Chess Tournament organised by Brahma Sports Club under the aegis of Bicholim Taluka Chess Association and Goa State Chess Ad Hoc Committee.
Ayush alongwith Bezstrakhov Dmitry of Russia, scored 8 points each. However due to a better tie-break score, Ayush took the top position while Dmitry finished second. Aryan Raikar with 7.5 points finished third.
Other prize-winners from 4th to 10th place are Rohit Gawas, Mandar Lad, Anish Naik, Nawal Sawant, Aryan Naik, Sudhakar Patgar, Aarth Karapurkar.
Following are the category prize-winners: Sarthak Naik, Prayank Gaonkar, Parth Hardas, Vihaan Tari, Tvish Dessai, Rishit Gawas, Saras Powar, Shubh Borkar, Asmi Terse, Kavish Borkar, Hriday Morajkar, Mayuresh Desai, Yuvraj Alve, Pushti Bhonsale,Yatharth Desai, Prachet Malvankar, Piyush Malvankar, Samriti Malkar, Vidhi Naik, Rutvik Harwalkar, Saiprasad Korgaonkar, Chaitanya Gaonkar, Kanish Sawant, Shuban Malkar, Pratik Malvankar, Amogh Naik, Pratik Bhowar. Youngest player: Evan Telles; Veteran Player: Nitinchandra Dighe.
Chief Guest Shubhadra Sawaikar, Councillor, gave away the prizes in the presence of Reshmi Desai, Rajan Kadkade, Arvind Mhamal, Satyawan Harmalkar, Raju Pawar, Nilesh Dhargalkar, Vijay Mangaonkar and other office-bearers of Brahma Sports Club.