Stany crowned champ

Stany and Gahan MG of Mangalore tallied eight points each after nine rounds of matches but the former was declared winner on better tie-break score. Stany and Gahan will now represent Karnataka in the National Rapid chess championship.

Important results (round IX): Antonio Viani D'cunha (Mangalore, 7) lt to Gahan MG (Man, 8); Stany GA (Shimoga, 8) bt Raghavendra V (Bangalore, 6.5); Arvind Shastry (Ban, 6.5) lt to Thejkumar MS (Mysore, 7); Arjun U Prabhu (Shi, 6) drew Krishna Udupa (Shi, 6); Durgesh K (Ban, 6) lt to Manjunath J (Man, 7); Abhishek Das (Ban, 6.5) bt Vivekraj (Man, 6); Sanjay N (Ban, 6.5) bt Suraj M Ban, 5.5); Yashas D (Shi, 6.5) bt Ravish A (Ban, 5.5); Vijendra YG (Mys, 6.5) bt Upendra K (Ramanagara, 5.5); Nishanth HN (Hassan, 6.5) bt Naveen Hegde (Sirsi, 5).

Standings: Open category: Stany G A, 1; Gahan M G, 2; Thejkumar M S, 3; Antonio Viani D'cunha, 4; Manjunath J, 5.
Boys: U-10: Kshitij R (Man, 5.5) 1; Rajath Rao K N (Man, 4.5) 2. U-12: Sharan Rao (Man, 6) 1; Arvind Ramnath Iyer (Ban, 5) 2. U-14: Pavan P Bhat (Man, 6) 1; Satvik M (Ban, 5.5) 2.
Girls: U-10: Swathi Bhat (Man, 4.5) 1; Ojasi Gopikrishna (Ban, 3) 2. U-12: Ananya S (Kodagu, 5) 1; Sharanya V (Ban, 5) 2. U-14: Andria L D`souza (Man, 5.5) 1; Shalon JP (Man, 5) 2.

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