Niranjan clinches crown

In the corresponding girls’ category, Shalon Joanne Pais (8.5) bagged the top honours. Augustin A (8.5) of Kodagu and Andria L D’Souza (9) of Mangalore won the under-14 boys’ and girls’ titles respectively.

Meanwhile, the State teams for the SGFI chess championship to be held at Goa from Nov 9 to 15 was also picked. All the winners feature in the squad.

Results (final round):

Boys, under-17: Niranjan Navalgund (Bel, 9) bt Ninad V Prabhu Khanolkar (Bel, 7.5); Gajendra A (Belr, 7) lt to Antonio Viani D' Cunha (Man, 8.5); Shreeshan S (Shi, 8) drew Rakshith R Umesh (Shi, 7.5); HS Karthik (Ban, 8) bt UK Sakshath (Udu, 7); TS Kiran Vasishta (Ban, 7.5) bt Neeraj S Pai (Shi, 6.5); Niranjan Bhat U (Chi, 7) drew Akshay R (Has, 7); Suraj Prabhu (Man, 7.5) bt KS Chethan  (Tum, 6.5); Govind Prabhu (Man, 7.5) bt KS Adarsh  (Chi, 6.5); Srikanth S (Ban, 6.5) lt to Benadikar Shashank D (Bel, 7); Manoj R (Has, 7) bt Shivananda (Bag, 6).

Under-14: Augustin A (Kod, 8.5) drew Satvik M (Ban, 8.5); Varma Shabdhik (Man, 8) drew Nikhil R Umesh (Shi, 8); Pavan P Bhat (Man, 7) lt to Pangal Gopalkrishna Nayak (Man, 8); Vinayak B Hariwal (Mys, 7) lt to HS Kaushik (Ban, 8); Arun D (Mys, 7.5) bt HS Dheeraj (Man, 8.5); Athreya G (Has, 7.5) bt Prithvi Deshpande (Dha, 6.5); Akash K Shetty (Chi, 6.5) lt to BY Lohith (Shi, 7.5); Girish R (Has, 7) drew Nischal P (Ban, 7); Subramanya Acharya N (Shi, 7.5) bt Shashwat S Mudnagudi (Dha, 6.5); TV Sachin (Ban, 7) bt Mahendra Bhimappa Vagenavari (Chi, 6.5).

Girls, under-17: Vanessa D’Souza (Man, 8.5) bt Shalon Joanne Pais (Man, 8.5); Jahnavi S (Ban, 8.5) bt Seema Melita Crasta (Man, 7.5); MR Swathi (Tum, 8) bt Mahima Khandige (Man, 7); Pooja V Kadam (Mys, 7) lt to MR Deeksha  (Mys, 8); KR Rajatha  (Shi, 7) lt to Suman Ramesh (Ban, 8); Surekha (Bag, 8) bt Dhaneshwari Bagewadi (Bel, 6.5); Nikhila V (Dav, 7.5) bt YG Rajashree (Ban, 6.5); Neha Patil (Bel, 6) lt to Spoorthy S Savalagi (Dha, 7); HK Akshatha (Shi, 6) lt to Priyanka Sanu (Udu, 7); Ashwini A (Mys, 7) bt Sushmitha Rao (Udu, 6).

U-14: Ananya S (Kod, 8) lt to Tulsi M (Mys, 8.5); Andria L D’Souza (Man, 9) bt Sanjana R (Shi, 7); HR Sampada (Has, 8) bt KG Sumathi (Mys, 7); Akshatha R (Shi, 8) bt Vani S Indrali (Dha, 7); Paridhi Chauhan (Bel, 7) lt to Kavana K Prabhu (Shi, 8); Kavya M Rao (Shi, 7) lt to Preksha Udupa (Chi, 8); Athmiya Gowda (Chi, 6) lt to Amrita Narayan (Ban, 7.5); Nikitha Vijayakumar (Gul, 6) lt to Ashwini Bagewadi (Bel, 7); Purnima Alse (Man, 6) lt to Gayathri G Hegde (Tum, 7); Greeshma (Kod, 7) bt Megha Prabhakar (Gul, 6).
Teams for SGFI championship: Boys, under-17: Niranjan Navalgund, Antonio Viani D'Cunha, HS Karthik, Shreeshan S, Rakshith R Umesh.
U-14: Augustin A, Pangal Gopalkrishna Nayak, Varma Shabdhik, Satvik M, Nikhil R Umesh.
Girls, under-17: Shalon Joanne Pais, Vanessa D’Souza, Jahnavi S, MR Swathi, MR Deeksha.
U-14: Andria L D’Souza, Tulsi M, Ananya S, HR Sampada, Akshatha R.

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