(Image: Andrea D'Souza right, Vanessa D'Souza left)
Mangalore July 14, 2008:
The student of Derik's Chess School(DCS) Vanessa D'souza has won the State Under 13 girls Chess Championship organised by Belgaum District Chess Association Under the auspices of United Karnataka Chess Association from 11th to 13 th July 2008 at Belgaum.
Vanessa D'souza scored 5 points in 6 rounds to bag the honour. In the scintillating final round she won against her younger sister Andrea D'souza to secure first place. Andrea D'souza also scored 5 points in 6 rounds and was placed Runner Up. The result of their direct encounter helped Vanessa to clinch title, though Andrea was ahead in progressive score.
Both the sisters will represent Karnataka in the forthcoming National Under 13 Chess Championship. These young prodigies are the daughters of Victor D'souza and Avith D'souza and are studying in St Agnes english Medium School, Mangalore.