9th MODERN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2016
Modern Senior Secondary School is a new generation CBSE SCHOOL situated at Nanganallur in Chennai. It hosted the 9th MODERN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2016 in a grand manner, under the Aegis of AICF,TNSCA, KDCA (AICF Event code: 137130/TN/2016 TNSCA Approval No. RO-04/KAN/16-17). The total prize pool for the tourney is Rs 1.20 lakh,
Nanganallur is known for its plethora of temples dedicated to the Hindu divinity and the place buzzes with a religious aura during festive occasions. It is where Modern Senior Secondary School is situated that has showed a phenomenal support to chess playing students and Chess tournaments.
Apart from a robust scholastic endeavor, Modern School gives great impetus to Co-curricular and extra curricular activities. The efforts of this is seen in its successful hosting of the 9th SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2016 which speaks volumes about the seriousness and dedication to chess among its students.
This year, from 29th July to 3rd August 2016 they
are conducting conducted the annual 9th Modern School Nanganallur Chess Tournament 2016 for school children and there was a huge response to the tournament as it is one of its kind as far as School tournaments go.
This year the tournament was a huge success as there were many rated players who took the opportunity to try their hand in claiming the first prize fund. The winner will get the cash prize of Rs 25,000 along with a trophy. The top 25 get prizes in the main list. Totally around 341 players took part in the competition!
There were also many category prizes such as
- Under 14 Boys and Girls
- Under 12 Boys and Girls
- Under 10 Boys and Girls
- Under 8 Boys and Girls
Modern Senior Secondary School is providing free lodging to all players, officials, arbiters and also sponsoring the entire prize money.
This event has attracted more than 300 participants from various States including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and also all districts of Tamilnadu.
Well known players played – such as Hemanth Ram of Velammal School, Rajarshi Karthi of National School, Karmukilan of Modern School, Arputha Jasmine of Kanchi District are taking part in the 10-round Chess tournament.
International arbiter M Vijayakumar was the chief arbiter for the event.
The School is very proud of its alumni, K.Sasikiran, Grand Master and Arjuna Awardee in Chess who is ranked among the top 20 in Indian Chess list of Grandmasters.
Following in his footsteps, the School has a host of eminent chess players like RK Ranjith, Anjana Sowjanya, Arun Hariharan, Saravana Krishnan, Santhosh Bala, Pon Krithikka, Mohanapriya, Radha Krishnan, Narasimhapriyan, V.Shvetha, T. Vishwanath, Akash PC Iyer, K. Anshuman and many others have been inspired by this school’s motivation and its teachers interest in Chess.
This year’s event was honored by the presence of Chief Guest GM Adhiban who is an upcoming Chess Grandmaster bringing laurels to India at International events.
Seen below in the pic is the group photo of the School’s participants on the dais with the VIPs on stage.
We only hope that they continue the good work and rise in stature in their field of Chess. They will also serve as an inspiration for other schools to take up the sport of chess in right earnest.
Congratulations to the winner Rajarishi Karthi who scored 9 points out of 10 rounds! Click here for the complete list of winners after the final round.
Congrats to the Modern SSS principal K Mohana, physical education director B Ramadoss and the entire team of the school who worked hard to make the event a huge success.