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Hage Lasa Nado wins 1st Garo Hills Rating Tournament 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 24/10/2022

Hage Lasa Nado scored 8/9 to win 1st Garo Hills Rating Tournament 2022. Despite losing his second round game, Hage registered seven consecutive victories, including an important win over the top seed Dupit Tabu in the final round to become the champion. Dupit scored sole 7.5/9 to finish second. Five players scored 7/9. Barbith M Sangma was placed third according to the tie-breaks. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹177000. The top three prizes were ₹30000, ₹20000 and ₹15000 along with a trophy each. This was the first-ever Rating tournament in Meghalaya for the players of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh players only. Photo: Francis A Sangma

100+ players take part

Hage Lasa Nado won his second tournament in his career, first-ever Classical and Rating tournament triumph. Previously, he had won Arunachal Pradesh State Blitz in 2018. A last round victory over the rating favorite and then sole leader, Dupit Tabu earned him the first place finish. Dupit had to be content with a second place finish. Local lad from Garo Hills, Barbith M Sangma secured third place.

Champion - Hage Lasa Nado 8/9 | Photo: Francis A Sangma

Hage Lasa Nado defeated the top seed and sole leader Dupit Tabu in the final round to win the tournament

Runner-up - Dupit Tabu 7.5/9 | Photo: Francis A Sangma

Second Runner-up - Barbith M Sangma 7.5/9 | Photo: Francis A Sangma

Top three (L to R) - 2nd Dupit Tabu, 1st Hage Lasa Nado, 3rd Barbith M Sangma | Photo: Francis A Sangma

Swapnil Tembe, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, Meghalaya was the Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony | Photo: Francis A Sangma

Swapnil Tembe making the inaugural move 1.e4 | Photo: Francis A Sangma

The tournament hall and various players in action | Photo: Francis A Sangma

All prize winners | Photo: Francis A Sangma

Mr. Dolrich B G Momin, MCS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tura was the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony.


A special thanks to Francis A Sangma, Secretary GHCA, Tura, for providing the photos and various information.


A total of 101 players took part from Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. The six-day nine-round Swiss league Classical Rating tournament was organized by Garo Hills Chess Association at SMELC Building Dakkopgre at Tura, Meghalaya from 3rd to 8th October 2022. The time control of the tournament was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
110Hage Lasa NadoIND1559847,551,546,00
21Dupit TabuIND18607,550,554,543,50
37Barbith M SangmaIND1654751,555,540,50
42Tadam DupitIND178974850,537,75
58Raja BasarIND15717465036,00
612Silseng N MarakIND14827444734,50
713Bensing G MominIND1390743,547,535,00
86Dupit TachungIND16796,54953,537,00
99Talin NimpuIND15606,545,54933,25
1022Jigo JosamIND12936,537,540,526,50
115Rijied KatraiIND1691650,55535,25
1279Princestar R MarakIND06505432,50
134Gapur DupitIND1744649,554,534,50
143Silkam SangmaIND1773649,55231,50
1511Oniya NaloIND15396465031,00


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