Sunday, January 20, 2008
Aditya Birla National Girls Chess Championship
News from ExpressIndia.com: Padmini claims chess championship Posted online: Saturday , January 19, 2008 at 02:16:16 Updated: Saturday , January 19, 2008 at 02:31:59 Mumbai, January 18 Padmini Rout of Orisa clinched the Aditya Birla National under-13 Girls Chess Championship organized by Bombay Chess Association at Andheri Sports Complex concluded at Andheri Sports Complex on Friday. In the deciding game Padmini defeated Shalmali Gagare of Maharashtra to win the championship. The match was evenly poised till the middle game but Shalmali, who had recently won a bronze medal in the under-14 girls world championship in Turkey, could not be able to hold it in the end game and lost in 69 moves. On the second board NLV Anusha of Andhra Pradesh has not taken any risk and accepted the draw against J Sharanya of Tamilnadu to clinch the silver medal of the tournament. On the third board J Mohana Priya agreed for a draw against B Taraswini of Pondecheri to win the bronz medal. Mohana priya Scored 8 points and came third on better progressive Score.