Posted by The Open Page | 28th December 2017

Around 375 chess lovers and little chess masters from 50 different schools participated in the School Chess Championship organized by Abhinam Chess Academy and The Open Page. The tournament was spread across two days 25th & 26th November 2017. 
Those two days were filled with the atmosphere of enthusiasm, winning spirit and love for the game. The emotions of all the players were charged up, because around 10 FIDE rated players also took part. The parents of the players gave their valuable presence to motivate their children. 
There were 44 prizes. The best school Prizes in Group A(Grade 6, 7) went to Saint Kabir School Navrangpura Branch, in Group B(Grade 8-12)  to Saint Kabir School Drive In New Branch, in Group C (K.G.- 3rd Std.) to Udgam School and in Group D (Grade 4,5), it was taken by Tripada Day School.
 The Prizes were awarded by the Chief Guest , Mr. Archit  Bhatt (Managing Editor of The Open Page and The Managing Director of Tripada Group of Schools), Guests, Mr. Bhavesh Patel (Secretary , Gujarat State Chess Association), Mr. Sharad Singhal (Superintendent of Police, Western Railway Baroda) , Hansa Upadhyay (Educator Award Project Leader)
It was a great Sunday for the winners, who took away the trophy, and participants who took away a great lesson and a vow to play and win the next tournament. Parents too spent a valuable Sunday with their children.
Individual Prize Winners
Group A (Grade 6, 7)
1) Parikh Urvi – Saint Kabir Navrangpura branch 
2) Krish Shah – HB Kapadia School
3) Ved Shah – Saint Kabir Naranpura branch
Group B (Grade 8-12) 
1) Godhani Maharth – DAV 
2) Vedant Zala – Apollo
3) Shah Manjal  - Sardar Patel School Maninagar
Group C (K.G. - 3rd Std.)    
1) Shaunak Kava – St. Kabir Drive In Branch
2) Prince Gandhi – SH Kharawala
3) Gadhavi  Veerbhadrasinh – Shiv Ashish
Group D (Grade 4,5)
1) Janushi Raichara - DAV
2) Atharva Samaiya – Shanti Asiatic
3) Krishna Vadher – Amrita Vidyalaya

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