Sneha Halder victorious at Smart Girl Assam
Commonwealth under-10 gold medalist Sneha Halder of West Bengal won Smart Girl All India open in Assam. Both Sneha and top seed of the tournament Tanisha A R Som of Assam scored 7.0/8. Sneha became champion due to a better tie-break score. Total 76 players participated from five different states across the nation. Smart Girl is an AICF project where 15 different states are given ₹50000 each to conduct a girls only FIDE Rated tournament, they just have to ensure a minimum of 50 girls participation in the tournament. Photo: Ravi Kant Tiwari
Sneha shines at Assam
Reigning Commonwealth under-10 gold medal winner Sneha Halder scored 7.0/8 to win Smart Girl All Indian open at Guwahati, Assam. Earlier in July, she won the Gold in Commonwealth. Then she played in Dibrugarh, Assam where she scored 6.5/10 and increased her Elo rating by 73 points. Sneha gained a total of 123 Elo rating points in the month of July.
About Smart Girl tournaments:
We published an article called Vision 2020 by AICF in June 2019. One of the vision points of AICF in that article was:
"15 states will be given Rs. 50000/- each for conduct of the event and the total outgo will be Rs. 7,50,000/-. States needs to ensure participation of at least 50 girl players in the event to eligible for the Rs. 50000/- grant. Providing cash prize is not mandatory and can conduct the tournament with trophies, medals and certificate. However there is no embargo if states want to keep cash prizes."
Final Ranking after 8 Rounds
|1||2||Sneha Halder||IND||1474||West Bengal||7,0||0,5||40,5||45,5|
|2||1||Tanisha A R Som||IND||1503||ASSAM||7,0||0,5||39,0||42,5|
|7||11||Sritama Sen||IND||1157||West Bengal||5,5||0,0||40,5||43,5|
|10||70||Sukla Sen (Dey)||IND||0||TRIPURA||5,5||0,0||34,5||37,5|