Akshay emerges under-13 champion

Akshay settled for a draw with Sharang MS in his tenth and final round to finish with 8.5 points, half a point clear of Anantharam RU of Mangalore. Akshay and Anantharam will represent Karnataka in the National under-13 meet in New Delhi from October 2-11.
Manasa K, meanwhile, clinched the State women’s title with six points out of a possible seven. The Mangalore lass, along with Shristi J Shetty, Sampada HR and Nisha N Patkar will be the State representatives at the Women’s National Challenger championship in Chennai from July 1 to 13.

Important results:
Boys, U-13 (tenth and final round): Akshay Bharadwaj (8.5) drew Sharang MS (7.5); Pangal Gopalkrishna Nayak (7.5) drew Anantharam RU (8); Arjun Govind (7.5) bt Sharan Rao (6.5); Shet Prajwal P (7.5) bt Tejas Prasad (6.5); Aryamitra Srinivasan (7) drew Nikhil R Umesh (7); Shabdhik Varma (7) bt Siddharth Murali (6); Parthasarathy R (6) lt to Likhit Chilukuri (7); Yashaskara Jois KR (6.5) drew Ajay SM (6.5); Vasishta S (7) bt Lohith BY (6); Tanveer Akram (6) lt to Shashwat S Mudenagudi (7).

Final standings: A Bharadwaj (8.5 pt) 1; Anantharam (8) 2; PG Nayak (7.5) 3; Shet PP (7.5); Sharang MS (7.5) 5; Arjun G (7.5) 6; Shabdhik V (7) 7; Nikhil RU (7) 8; Aryamitra S (7) 9; Vasishta S (7) 10; Shashwat SM (7) 11; Likhit C (7) 12.

Women (seventh and final round): Manasa K (6) bt Sampada HR (5.5); Manasa HR (5) drew Nisha N  Patkar (5.5); Shristi J Shetty (5.5) Panchami Shenoy K (4.5); Gangamma BN (5) bt Swathi Bhat (4); Vani S Indrali (5) bt Shet Pranita P (4); Eulalia AJ Pereira (5) bt Preksha Jain J (4); Jahnavi B Kulkarni (3.5) lt to Shalon Joanne Pais (4.5); Jayanti Lahoti (3.5) lt to Anushka KC (4.5); Namratha GM (4) bt Ritu Toshnival (3.5); Khushi M Hombal (4) bt Ankitha P Shetty (3).

Final standings: Manasa K (6) 1; Shristi JS (5.5) 1; Sampada HR (5.5) 3; Nisha NP (5.5) 4; Gangamma BN (5) 5; Vani SI (5) 6; Manasa HR (5) 7; Eulalia AJP (5) 8; Panchami SK (4.5) 9; Anushka KC (4.5) 10.

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