Stany, Andria win State championship

Stany and Niranjan Navalgund both finished tied at 6.5 points after seven rounds, and the former was declared the champion on a better tie-break score.

In the girls’ section, Andria had little competition as she finished with a perfect score of five after five rounds to finish a clear point ahead of Shimoga’s Shristi J  Shetty.

Important results: Boys, seventh round: GA Stany (6.5) bt Gopalkrishna Nayak Pangal (4.5); Niranjan Navalgund (6.5) bt Shabdhik Varma (4.5); Shreeshan S (5) bt Vivekraj (4); Arjun Adappa (4) lt to Anishcharith C Bhandary (5); Ninad V Prabhu Khanolkar (5) bt RU Anantharam (4); Sharan Rao (5) bt Neeraj S Pai (4); Nagakiran S (4) lt to Vijeth TA (5); Sakshath UK (4.5) bt Nikhilesh M Holla (3.5); Hermon Dain Saldanha (4.5) bt Sumanth Jois (3); Nikhil Hebbar (4) bt Daniel Marc D (3).
Girls, fifth round: Nisha N  Patkar (3) lt to Andria L D’Souza (5); Shristi J  Shetty (4) bt Shalon Joanne Pais (3); Manasa HR (2.5) lt to Vanessa D’Souza (3); Reesha Shenoy (3) bt Panchami Shenoy K (2); Mahima Khandige (3) bt Swathi Bhat (2); Suraksha U Rao (2) drew Sridevi Bhat (2.5); Vaishnavi Bhat (1) lt to Vani S Indrali (2).
Final rankings: Boys: GA Stany (6.5 pts) 1; Niranjan Navalgund (6.5) 2; Shreeshan S (5) 3; TA Vijeth (5) 4; Anishcharith C Bhandary (5) 5; Sharan Rao (5) 6; Ninad V Prabhu Khanolkar (5) 7; Pangal Gopalkrishna Nayak (4.5) 8; Shabdhik Varma (4.5) 9; Sakshath UK (4.5) 10. Girls: Andria L D’Souza (5) 1; Shristi J  Shetty (4) 2; Nisha N Patkar (3) 3; Vanessa D’Souza (3); 4; Shalon Joanne Pais (3) 5; Mahima Khandige (3) 6; Reesha Shenoy (3) 7.

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