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12th National Schools Chess Championship 2024 preview

by Shahid Ahmed - 02/02/2024

The 12th edition of National Schools Chess Championship will take place from 6th to 10th February 2024. A total of 913 children have registered in six different age groups - Under-7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17. The tournament is organized by All Bihar Chess Association in association with Bihar State Sports Authority at Gyan Bhavan in Patna, Bihar. The total prize fund is ₹504000. The top three prizes in each category is ₹10000, ₹7000 and ₹6000 each respectively. As many as 14 different champions will be crowned in eight days. The newly crowned 48th National Sub-Junior (Under-15) Open 2023 champion, Daksh Goyal (DEL) will be the highest rated player of the event. Photos: Tournament Circular

913 children are slated to take part

The National Schools championship is the biggest national championship of India in terms of the number - 913 children are slated to take part from various parts of the country in six different age groups in Open and Girls section.

12th National Schools Chess Championship 2024 will take place from 6th to 10th February 2024

The tournament is organized by All Bihar Chess Association in association with Bihar State Sports Authority. Only school students of Under-7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 will be eligible to take part in Open and Girls event.

 

The newly crowned 48th National Sub-Junior (Under-15) Open 2023 champion - Daksh Goyal will be the highest rated player of the event.

Daksh Goyal of Under-17 Open category will be the highest rated player of the event | Photo: Raksha Jajoo

Schedule and Eligibility:

The tournament will take place from 6th to 10th February 2024. There will be double round every day except the last day which has only one round. Check the image below for eligibility details.

Schedule and eligibility

Age Proof and Prizes

The total prize fund of the tournament is ₹504000. The top three prizes in each category is - ₹10000, ₹7000 and ₹6000. Check the image below for age proof and dress code details.

Age Proof, Prizes and Dress Code

System of play, Time control and Tie-break

There will be nine rounds in each category. In case one girl group has less than ten participants, it will be merged with the same age group open category. Default time is 15 minutes. Time control will be 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move. For more details, check the image below.

System of play, Time control and Tie-breaks

Technical details and Accommodation

Check out the images below for all technical details and accommodation

Technical details

Accommodation

Organizing team

Chief Patron - Jitendra Kumari Rai, Minister of Art, Culture and Youth Department, Govt. of Bihar, Mentor - Raveendran Sankaran, IPS Director General, Bihar State Sports Authority, Govt. of Bihar, Organizing President - Diljeet Khanna, President, All Bihar Chess Association and Organizing Secretary - Dharmendra Kumar, IA, Honorary Secretary, All Bihar Chess Association.

Organizing team

Places of interest

Check out the image below for places to see in Patna.

Places to see in Patna

We will bring you detailed coverage from the venue as our team members - Aditya Sur Roy and Himank Ghosh will be present at the venue.

Players list Under-17 Open

No. NameFideIDFEDRtgsexTypClub/City
1
Daksh, Goyal25100149IND1971U17Delhi
2
CMShadhursshaan, R45024138IND1951U17Tamil Nadu
3
Niladri, Banerjee25144251IND1699U17West Bengal
4
AFMPavan, Karthikeya Varma Gunturi25720066IND1697U17Telangana
5
Adhiraj, Mitra25128531IND1666U17Jharkhand
6
Nalinakhya, Kashyap33315000IND1653U17Assam
7
Gadhavi, Veerbhadrasinh25793136IND1651U17Gujarat
8
Aniket, Ranjan25985582IND1594U17Bihar
9
Soumyadeep, Raha25769111IND1592U17West Bengal
10
Raveesh, Kote25915878IND1582U17Karnataka

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Players list Under-17 Girls

No. NameFideIDFEDRtgsexTypClub/City
1
WCMBhillva, Nilaya Kondari Eswara Krishna25694294IND1843wF17Andhra Pradesh
2
WCMAnupam, M Sreekumar45033501IND1627wF17Kerala
3
WCMArshiya, Das25652150IND1592wF17Tripura
4
Kashthuri, Bhai R25611607IND1590wF17Andaman And Nicobar Islands
5
Sindhusree, K46616411IND1530wF17Tamil Nadu
6
Rajanya, Datta45033641IND1513wF17West Bengal
7
AFMAsudani, Ruhani Raj25697463IND1444wF17Gujarat
8
Disha, U A25915622IND1377wF17Karnataka
9
Aarshiya, Biswas25673408IND1361wF17West Bengal
10
Radhika, Sharma33398666IND1297wF17Haryana

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More categories: Under-7 - Open and Girls, Under-9 - Open and Girls, Under-11 - Open and Girls, Under-13 - Open and Girls, and Under-15 - Open and Girls.