Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:49:27 PM (IST)
Mangalore: Seven from Derik's Chess School Qualify for National Championships
|Mangalore: Seven from Derik's Chess School Qualify for National Championship|
Mangalore, Sep 20: Seven students of city's Derik's Chess School have qualified for the National School Chess Championship to be organised by School Games Federation of India from September 25 to 29 at Jabalpur, Madhyapradesh.
Out of the seven, Nihal Manjunath, Vanessa D'Souza, Andria D'Souza, Reesha Shenoy, Pangal Gopalkrishna Nayak and Mahima Khandige are from various schools in the city.
Nihal Manjunath of St Aloysius P U College, scored 7.5 points in 9 rounds in the State PU Boys Chess selection trials. He won the runner up place and was selected for the Karnataka Under 19 Boys team participating in the National school games.
Pangal Gopalkrishna Nayak
Pangal Gopalkrishna Nayak of Canara Urwa High school, scored 8.5 points to secure runner-up place in the under-14 boys category. He will represent Karnataka team for the consecutive second time in the National School Games.