Inter School Chess Tournament

Posted by The Open Page | 7th April 2017

Inter School Chess Tournament by Abhinam Chess Academy and The Open Page On 3rd and 4th December, the Tripada International School’s campus was filled with little chess masters as an Inter School Chess Tournament was organized by ‘Abhinam Chess Academy’ and ‘The Open Page’.  The ambience for those two days was full of Dynamism, Spirit of winning and endless love for the game of Chess.  All the players were charged up for their game rounds and they did not let their energy get down till all 5 rounds that took place. The parents were as well on duty for the whole day to constantly support their children and they took very good care in boosting their confidence for each round. There were 22 prizes to be won including the ‘School Championship’ prize in which the school with maximum number of winners wins.  Categories for kindergarten to standard 12th were there as Mr. Abheejit Acharya, who is the director of ‘Abhinam Chess Academy’ took keen interest while deciding the categories to cover all age groups.  The School championship prize went to ‘Udgam School’ from ‘Group-A’ which was for kindergarten to 3rd standard students, the ‘Group-B ’prize of category having 4th and 5th standards was won by ‘Tripada Day School’. ‘The Group-C and D’ having students of 6th and 7th standards and 8th to 12th standards respectively were won by ‘Tripada International School’ and ‘St.Kabir School (Navrangpura). The guests for the evening on 3rd December were Mr. Kaushik Mandir – Member of Sanjay Patel fan group, Smt. Kusum Joshi – Sports conveyor and Mr. Satish Patel – Senate Member and on 4th December, the Guests were Mr.Archit Bhatt – Chief Editor of ‘The Open Page’ an educational news paper and Managing Director of Tripada group of schools, Mr. Bhargav Dakwala – Co-founder and director of ‘Tripada Softek’ and Mrs. Pratiksha Parikh – Academic Director of Tripada group of schools. The students were energized with Archit sir’s motivational speech as he stated ‘Winning is not appreciated until gained after loses’ while Smt. Kusum Joshi and Mr. Kaushik Mandir encouraged children by providing life examples of famous players.

It was a great weekend spent by the students who took away the trophies, and participants who took away a great lesson and vow to play and win the next tournament. After all, Chess is the gymnasium of mind and “No one has ever won a game of chess by taking only forward moves, sometimes you have to move backwards to take better steps forward”.
Artticle By : Minal Joshi, The Open Page

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