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Paarth P Salvi dominates Late Lt. Cdr. Gopal Sakharam Sukthankar Memorial Rapid Rating Open 2023

by Shahid Ahmed - 07/11/2023

Third seeded Paarth P Salvi scored 8.5/9 to win Late Lt. Cdr. Gopal Sakharam Sukthankar Memorial Rapid Rating Open 2023. He finished a half point ahead of the competition. Mandar Pradip Lad scored sole 8/9. His only loss was against the eventual champion Paarth in the seventh round. Four players - Aayush Shirodkar, Aryan Shamrao Raikar, Chaintany V Gaonkar and Mayuresh Laxlabh Desai scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed third to sixth each. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹60000. The top three prizes were ₹12000, ₹9000 and ₹6000 along with a trophy each. Entry fee was only ₹300 to encourage maximum participation. This was Paarth's second tournament triumph of the year. Photos: IA Arvind Mhamal

Paarth's first rating tournament victory of his career

Mushtifund High School's Parent-Teacher Association has been conducting this event for last 12 years and second time they conducted this as a Rapid Rated tournament. Paarth P Salvi was the sole leader heading into the final round 7/7. He was a full point ahead of others. A draw was enough to win the tournament. That's what he did against Sirsat Shekhar V. Paarth has won quite a few tournaments. This was his second tournament triumph of the year and for the first time the teenager won a rating tournament.

Champion - Paarth P Salvi 8.5/9

Runner-up - Mandar Pradip Lad 8/9

Second Runner-up - Aayush Shirodkar 7.5/9

Top 3 (L to R): 3rd Aayush Shirodkar 7.5/9, 1st Paarth P Saliv 8.5/9 and 2nd Mandar Pradip Lad 8/9

Sitting (L to R): Mrs. Anisha Salgaonkar, Secretary MPTA, FA Dattaram Pinge, Dy. Chief Arbiter, IA Arvind Mhamal, Chief Arbiter, Chief Guest - Mr. Mahesh Candolkar, GCA President, Sagar Agni, Tournament Director, Mrs. Beena Shankhwalkar, Headmistres Mushtifund School, Mrs. Beena Shankhwalkar, Headmistress Mushtifund School, Mrs. Nandan Sardesai, Chairperson MHSPTA, and Mrs. Vedashree Lawande.

 

Prizes were distributed by the Chief Guest - Mr. Mahesh Candolkar, GCA President, Sagar Agni, MPTA Chairman, Mrs. Aparni Chari, Headmistress MPTA, Mrs. Nandan Sardesai, Chairperson MHSPTA,  Mrs. Anisha Salgaonkar, Secretary MPTA, Mrs. Beena Shankhwalkar, Headmistress of Mushtifund School,  IA Arvind Mhamal, Chief Arbiter, FA Dattaram Pinge, Dy. Chief Arbiter, Vedashree Lawande, and other members of MPTA.

Inauguration Ceremony

L to R (sitting): Mr. Bhuvanish Sheth, Partner Jaibhuvan Builders and owner of Mall de Goa and Mandar Pradip Lad.

Standing: FA Dattaram Pinge, Dy. Chief Arbiter, Sagar Agni, Tournament Director, IA Arvind Mhamal, Chief Arbiter, Mrs. Vedashree Lawande and Mrs. Beena Shankhwalkar, Headmistress Mushtifund School.

 

The tournament was inaugurated by the Chief Guest - Mr. Bhuvanish Sheth, Partner MHS, Sagar Agni (MPTA Chairman), Mrs. Anish Salgaonkar, Secretary MPTA, IA Arvind Mhamal, FA Dattaram Pinge, Vedashree Lawande, and other members of MPTA.

Paarth P Salvi scored 8.5/9 and gained 62 Elo rating points

Thanks to the Chief Arbiter - IA Arvind Mhamal for sharing photos and info about the tournament.

 

A total of 255 players took part from various places of Goa in this two-day nine round Rapid Rating Open tournament. It was organized by Mushtifund High School's Parent-Teacher Association at Menezes Braganza Hall in Panaji, Goa on 28th and 29th October 2023. The time control of the event was 20 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
13
Paarth, P Salvi1632Goa8,555,560,556,7508
21
Lad, Mandar Pradip2049Goa8545546,5008
35
Shirodkar, Aayush1519Goa7,553,55643,7507
48
Aryan, Shamrao Raikar1445Goa7,5515544,2507
510
Chaitanya, V GaonkarU131391Goa7,550,553,541,7507
617
Mayuresh, Laxlabh DesaiU151280Goa7,5475140,5007
721
Prabhu, Yash1262Goa7525640,0007
824
Joshua, Mark TellesU91245Goa749,553,537,0007
919
Aaryavrat, Rasiket Naik DesaiU91263Goa74851,537,2506
1012
Ayush, Sanjeev Naik1376Goa746,55138,5006
1120
Kanishk, Sagar SawantU131263Goa7454936,5007
1215
Aarth, Siddhesh Shenvi KarapurkarU131305Goa7454735,7506
1353
Aiden, Jesus Savio GraoU131107Tis-Goa6,553,55738,5006
1435
Shubh, Vishnu BorkarU111178Goa6,550,55538,5005
156
Brendan, Peroz1517Goa6,55054,538,0006
1611
Anish, Naik1385Goa6,5505436,7506
1730
Sequeira, JennicaU13Fw1185Goa6,54952,535,2506
1814
Rachel, PereiraU13Fw1340Goa6,54851,534,5005
197
Parab, Rishikesh1480Goa6,547,551,532,7506
202
Kavlekar, Sanjay R.S401793Goa6,54648,532,7505

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