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Rajdeep and Arpita win 46th West Bengal State Junior 2018

by Shahid Ahmed - 17/10/2018

Rajdeep Sarkar and Arpita Mukherjee win 46th West Bengal State Junior (under-19) 2018. Rajdeep scored 7.0/8, remained undefeated to clinch his second State title while Arpita scored an emphatic 7.5/8 to win the State Junior title for the 3rd time since 2014 after missing last year's edition. Last year's state champion Neelash Saha also scored 7.0/8 and finished at 2nd position due to a lower tie-break score. Koustav Chatterjee missed his 3rd State title in four months as he scored 6.5/8 and had to settle with 3rd position. Diya Chowdhury scored 6.5/8 and finished at 2nd position and Mehendi Sil scored 6.0/8 and finished 3rd. Photo: Swati Biswas

Rajdeep and Arpita victorious at 46th West Bengal State Junior 2018

Rajdeep Sarkar scored 7.0/8 and clinched the championship. He bagged home ₹10000 cash and a trophy | Photo: Swati Biswas

IM-norm holder and former National under-17 champion, FM Rajdeep Sarkar won his second State title by scoring 7.0/8 and remained undefeated. His last triumph in State was in 2014 in under 13 category.

WFM Arpita Mukherjee scored 7.5/8 and became champion. She took home ₹10000 cash and a trophy | Photo: Swati Biswas

Asian Youth under-18 rapid Gold medal winner and two WIM-norm holder, Arpita Mukherjee became State Junior champion for the third time.

The tournament flex

The poised champion Rajdeep Sarkar meditates even after winning quickly

Koustav Chatterjee would have definitely liked to win his third state title in four months

National sub-junior 2018 runner-up Utsab Chatterjee did not have the best tournament | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

A kid rocking our latest blue t-shirt. You can get one for yourself here | Photo: Swati Biswas

Arpita lived up to her t-shirt inscription in the tournament

Reigning State Women's champion Samriddhaa Ghosh lost to the eventual champion  and before that to...

...12-year-old Yash Jyoti Bir | Photo: Swati Biswas

Diya Chowdhury pulled off some upsets in the tournament as she defeated...

...current State under-11 champion Sinthia Sarkar (left) and former State sub-junior champion Sudipa Haldar (right) in consecutive rounds | Photo: Swati Biswas and Shahid Ahmed

Prize Distribution Ceremony photos:

Two-IM norm holder and former State champion Neelash Saha scored 7.0/8, finished second due to a lower tie-break score. He won ₹8000 cash and a trophy | Photo: Swati Biswas

Koustav needed a win in the last round to clinch the title but he drew with the eventual champion, Rajdeep. Koustav scored 6.5/8 and took ₹6000 cash and a trophy | Photo: Swati Biswas

Srijit Paul also scored 6.5/8 and finished 4th. He bagged home ₹5000 cash and a trophy | Photo: Swati Biswas

Defending champion Kaustuv Kundu scored 6.5/8 and was adjudged 5th. He won ₹4000 cash and a memento | Photo: Swati Biswas

6th Soumma Chakraborty - 6.5/8. He got ₹3000 cash and a memento | Photo: Swati Biswas

7th Subhayan Kundu - 6.0/8. He bagged ₹2500 cash and a memento | Photo: Swati Biswas

8th Utsab Chatterjee - 6.0/8. He won ₹2000 cash and a memento | Photo: Swati Biswas

9th Soham Bhattacharyya - 6.0/8. He got ₹1500 cash and a memento | Photo: Swati Biswas

10th Sarbojit Paul - 6.0/8. He received ₹1500 cash and a memento | Photo: Swati Biswas

Diya Chowdhury had the tournament of her life. She scored 6.5/8 and won ₹8000 cash along with a trophy | Photo: Swati Biswas

Despite starting with a loss, Mehendi Sil made a strong finish by drawing her last two games against the champion and runner-up. Mehendi scored 6.0/8, finished 3rd and bagged home ₹6000 cash and a trophy | Photo: Swati Biswas

Ananya Bothra won State level Rating tournament few months ago. She scored 6.0/8, secured 4th position and got ₹5000 cash and a memento | Photo: Swati Biswas

Two losses proved a bit too much for Samriddhaa Ghosh. She scored 6.0/8 and finished at 5th position, bagging home ₹ 4000 cash and a memento | Photo: Swati Biswas

No rest for the wicked. Recently crowned National under-9 champion Sneha Halder scored 5.0/8 and finished 15th | Photo: Swati Biswas

 

The 46th edition of West Bengal State Junior 2018 witnessed 190 boys and 59 girls participating from various district across the state. The tournament was organized by 64 Squares and Bengal Chess Association in association The Bhawanipur Education Society College from 29th September to 2nd October 2018.

 

Final Standings after 8 Rounds

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
13FMRajdeep SarkarIND23557,00,545,538,75
21Neelash SahaIND2373Gb7,00,545,038,75
34Koustav ChatterjeeIND23446,50,046,036,50
45Srijit PaulIND2335Gb6,50,044,034,25
52Kaustuv KunduIND23686,50,043,534,25
611Soumma ChakrabortyIND1909Paid6,50,040,531,50
78Subhayan KunduIND20936,00,045,031,50
86Utsab ChatterjeeIND2149Sujit6,00,043,529,50
925Bhattacharyya SohamIND1635Pc6,00,041,027,50
1010Sarbojit PaulIND1913Paid6,00,040,528,00
117Saptorshi GuptaIND2136Gb6,00,040,029,25
1212Sambarta BanerjeeIND19046,00,039,529,00
1313Aditya Bikram PaulIND18536,00,039,528,50
1430Anish RoojIND1576Gb6,00,038,526,50
1518Souhardo BasakIND1738Bank - Mail6,00,036,026,00

 

Final Standings after 8 Rounds

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11WFMArpita MukherjeeIND2207500-Dist. Sel7,50,043,540,50
26Diya ChowdhuryIND1577Gb6,50,044,033,50
34Mehendi SilIND1633Gb6,00,041,530,50
45Ananya BothraIND15866,00,041,527,50
52Ghosh SamriddhaaIND1904Gb6,00,039,527,00
67Anushka GuptaIND1480Gb6,00,034,524,75
73Sudipa HaldarIND1697Pc5,52,044,527,50
88Angira ChoudhuriIND1478Gb5,50,037,024,00
915Srijita SarkarIND12575,50,033,521,00
109Yash Jyoti BirIND14155,00,041,023,50
1112Prateeti GoraiIND1347Neft5,00,040,522,00
1213Debarpita GhoshIND1301Gb5,00,037,019,50
1321Anwesha SahaIND1206Nb5,00,037,018,50
1411Sinthia SarkarIND13695,00,036,020,25
1516Sneha HalderIND1245Am5,00,036,019,25

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