Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Eight Year Old Girl Wins Indian State Championship

Story from Aakansha wins state under-9 chess c’ship Express News Service Posted: Thursday , May 28, 2009 at 0241 hrs IST Pune: Aakansha Hagawane of Pune won the Maharashtra State under-9 girls chess championship cum selection tournament held at Sangli from May 22 -26. She scored five points in five rounds and bagged the first prize of rupees 2,500 and a trophy. Aakansha will represent Maharashtra in the national under-9 girls chess championship to be held in Chennai from June 15. A fourth standard student of ADES school, Tilak Road, has also won the Pune district under 7 girls chess championship in 2007 and the Pune district under-9 girls chess championship in 2008. She is also the winner of Pune district chess scholarship in the under 9 girls group. This scholarship by guardian minister Ajit Pawar.

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