Kaustuv Kondu of West Bengal won the 3rd TTCA All-India Open Rating Chess Tournament organised by Tiswadi Taluka Chess Association under the auspices of Goa State Chess Ad-hoc Committee, AICF and in collaboration with IMB.
Kaustuv scored 8 points and remained undefeated in the tournament with 7 wins and 2 draws. He beat Kishor Kumar Jagannathan of Tamil Nadu in the final round, and bagged Rs 55,000 along with the Winner’s Trophy.
Prasanna S of Tamil Nadu and Arpan Das of West Bengal scored equal 7.5 points but due to a better tie-break score, Prasanna emerged runners-up. He received Rs 40,000 and a trophy while Arpan finished third and collected Rs 25,000 and a trophy.
Players from 4th to 9th place – scored 7 points each, but on tie-break Sharsha Backer, Roneet Das, Kishore Kumar Jaganathan, IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam, Anilkumar O T, Joy Lazar finished 4th to 9th respectively. For the 10th to 24th positions, players scored equal 6.5 points. Their final placements on tie-break are – Chandar Raju, FM Sauravh Kherdeakar, Maheshwaran P, Marthandan K U, IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni, Hemanth Ram, Ayush Pednekar, Guru Prakash, Pranav K P, Vivaan Ballikar, Atharv Nitin Narayan, Aadithya Pradeep, Ajay Parvathareddy, Aryan Raikar, Sanjay Thakurel (10th to 24th respectively). The 25th to 30th places went to: Raghav V, Sandeep Santosh, Niraj Saripalli, Lavyaajyoti Routray, Aayush Shirodakar and Anshul Mehta.
Other positions and prizes: Rating Category – 1600-1799, 1400-1599,1000-1399, Mandar Lad, Amar Godbole, Prakash Vaishnavi, Sachin Gaude, Aakash K P, Kushagra Shrivastava, Rishikesh Parab, Kerpesh I, Sanket Shmakuwar. Best Unrated: Ekka Aniket, Sai Mangnaik, Saeeja Dessai. Category U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 Boys & Girls: Sidhant Rana, Sayaji Patil, Avani sawaikar, Tvisha Dessai, Tanish Gangal, Saras Powar, Diya Sawal, Skyla Rodrigues, Prasanth Bhuvan Krishna, Sairaj Narvekar, Jennica Sequeira, Sayyed Maiza, Mayuresh desai, Mohit S, Asmita ray, Valanka Fernandes, Somaiya Shreyansh, Joy Kakodkar, Alana Andrade, Srilaxmi Kamat, Chaitanya Gaonkar, Sagar Shetty, Arav Chopdekar, Rishit Gawas, Aryan Naik, Prayank Gaonkar, Vihaan Tari, Shresth Ghonsekar, Joshua Telles, Cayden Gomes, Vipul Kadam, Aarna Naik Desai, Shriya Naik, Diya Naik, Erwin Albuquerque, Kanishk sawant, Sarvang Pagi, Shrama Morudkar, Lyia Silveira, Navya Narvekar, Aiden Grao, Edrick Vaz, Aarth Karapurkar, Shree Ghonsekar, Shrushti Shenvi, Arya Dublay, Sairudra Nagvekar, Saksham Natekar, Shlok Dhulapkar, Sani Gawas, Arya Dabholkar, Veeraja Desai, Yash Chopdekar. Veteran above 60: Balchandra Chandurkar, Mahendrakumar Barot. Best Women: Shrivastava Aditi, Udupi Avani
Shrinivas Dempo, Chairman of Dempo Group of Companies, Ashok Parab (Member Secretary IMB) , Mahesh Candokar ( Tournament Director), Dnyaneshwar Naik ( Chairman Goa Chess Ad hoc Committee), Dattaram Pinge ( Secretary TTCA), IA Arvind Mhamal, Chief Arbiter, graced the prize distribution ceremony.