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Savreen Kaur wins AICF Smart Girls Rating Tournament 2024 Jammu

by Shahid Ahmed - 09/07/2024

Savreen Kaur and Sonali Manhas scored 7.5/9 each at AICF Smart Girls Rating Tournament 2024 in Bhaderwah, Doda, Jammu and Kashmir. Savreen won the tournament due to better tie-break score. Sonali secured second place. Their final round battle against each other ended in a draw. Last year's winner - Alankrita Sharma and top seed Divya Bhavani Chembrolu scored 7/9 each. They were placed third and fourth. Total prize fund of the tournament was ₹25000. The top three prizes were ₹5000, ₹4000 and ₹3000 along with a trophy each. The tournament was held from 21st to 25th June at Hotel Thakur Villa in Bhaderwah, Doda, Jammu and Kashmir. It was organized by Bhaderkashi Chess Association District Doda. This was Savreen's first rating tournament triumph of her career. The objective of Smart Girls is to attract more female players to participate in tournaments, get rating in an event which has low entry fee barrier of only ₹250. Photo: FA DI Anil K Kotwal

Savreen's first rating tournament triumph

Savreen Kaur and Sonali Manhas were the coleaders 7/8, heading into the final round. They shared the point. Savreen became the winner, Sonali second. The defending champion - Alankrita Sharma defeated Sruthika Nallu to finish third.

Champion - Savreen Kaur 7.5/9 | Photo: FA DI Anil K Kotwal

Runner-up - Sonali Manhas 7.5/9 | Photo: FA DI Anil K Kotwal

Second Runner-up - Alankrita Sharma 7/9 | Photo: FA DI Anil K Kotwal

Savreen Kaur scored 7.5/9, won the tournament on tie-breaks and gained 50 Elo rating points

Inauguration Ceremony | Photo: FA DI Anil K Kotwal

One of the top female chess player of Jammu and Kashmir - WCM Arushi Kotwal getting felicitated by Harvinder Singh, IAS, District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner, Doda | Photo: FA DI Anil K Kotwal

Players in action | Photo: FA DI Anil K Kotwal

Group photo of the prize winnesr | Photo: FA DI Anil K Kotwal

The tournament hall at Hotel Thakur Villa in Bhaderwah, Doda, Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: FA DI Anil K Kotwal

Thanks to the Tournament Director - FA DI Anil Kotwal for sharing the photos.

A total of 44 players took part from various parts of the country in this five-day nine round Swiss-league Rating tournament. It was organized by Bhaderkashi Chess Association District Doda at Hotel Thakur Villa in Bhaderwah, Doda, Jammu and Kashmir from 21st to 25th June 2024. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Final standings

Rk.SNoNamesexFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
18Savreen, KaurwIND1438Punjab7,551,555,545,75
29Sonali, ManhaswIND1416J&k- Doda7,5515645,25
34Alankrita, SharmawIND1516Jammu And Kashmir751,556,543,50
41Chembrolu, Divya BhavaniwIND1562Telangana7485237,00
556Yarroju, RamyawIND0Telangana6,543,547,533,00
615Arpita, SamantawIND0West Bengal6505331,50
719Bhawna, SharmawIND0Jammu And Kashmir64751,532,50
847Sruthika, NalluwIND0Telangana6475132,00
924Jivika,wIND0Punjab6475131,75
1018Ayanshi, SenguptawIND0West Bengal646,55030,00

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