Sooraj shines at Adith Paulson Memorial 4th Don Bosco Open
Fourth seeded Sooraj M R of Thrissur won his maiden open rating tournament by scoring an unbeaten 8.0/9 and finishing a half point of the runner-up. Sooraj is the current Thrissur District Senior, Rapid and under-25 champion. 67-year-old Abdul Majeed N scored an impressive unbeaten 7.5/9 to secure the first runner-up position. Top seed of the tournament Gunasekaran N scored 7.0/9 and due to a better tie-break score he was placed third. Total 205 players participated in the tournament from all across the country from 4th - 8th October 2019. Total Prize fund ₹301000 was distributed among 92 prize winners. A pictorial report of the tournament with photographs from Chief Arbiter of the tournament FA Peter Joseph M
Sooraj wins his maiden open rating tournament
Sooraj M R of Thrissur won his maiden open rating tournament by scoring an unbeaten 8.0/9 and finishing a half point ahead of the runner-up Abdul Majeed N
In the prize distribution ceremony, Fr. Manuel Mevada, Rector, Don Bosco, presided over the meeting. Mr. Saju Pathadan, District Governor Lions Club distributed the prizes for the winners. Mr. Johnson Kolankanny, Mr. Shajan Chakkalakal, President, Lions Club, Irinjalakuda West, Mr. Peter Joseph, Secretary, Chess Association Thrissur, Mr. Radhakrishnan K S, Treasurer, Chess Association Thrissur attended the closing ceremony.
The tournament was inaugurated by Mr. Thomas Unniyaden, Ex-Kerala government Chief Whip at Don Bosco School on 4th October 2019. Mr. Sasidharan, President, Chess Association Thrissur, presided over the inaugural meeting. Mr. George Moreli, II Vice District Governor, Lions Club, Mr. Johnson Kolankanny, Mr. Sajithan, K K, Zonal Chairman, Mr. Sureshkumar T J, Indian Youth Team Coach, Mr. Shajan Chakkalakal, President, Lions Club, Irinjalakuda West, Mr. Babu K T, Chairman, Adith Foundation, were present at the ceremony. Fr. Manuel Mevada, Rector, Don Bosco Irinjalakuda, welcomed the gathering and Mr. Peter Joseph M, Secretary, Chess Association Thrissur expressed the vote of thanks.
Total 205 players from all over the country took part in this five-day nine round Swiss league tournament, organized by Don Bosco Youths,Lions club, Irinjalakuda West Lions Club and Thrissur Chess Academy from 4th to 8th October 2019.
|1||4||Sooraj M R||IND||1838||8,0||0,0||49,5||53,5|
|2||8||Abdul Majeed N.||IND||1741||7,5||0,0||53,0||57,0|
|4||15||Suresh P K||IND||1694||7,0||0,0||49,5||53,5|
|6||20||Abhinav Chakrapani Santhalayan||IND||1647||7,0||0,0||47,5||52,0|
|13||11||Raju O A||IND||1706||6,5||0,0||50,5||54,0|
|14||9||John Veny Akkarakaran||IND||1722||6,5||0,0||49,0||53,0|
|16||23||Bright Lee M Sunilkumar||IND||1577||6,5||0,0||48,5||52,5|
|17||27||Mihir A K||IND||1542||6,5||0,0||43,0||47,0|
|18||64||Vishnu Dath V D||IND||1290||6,5||0,0||43,0||46,0|
|19||28||Jos Paul Davis||IND||1520||6,5||0,0||43,0||45,0|
|22||33||Jyothika U R||IND||1475||6,5||0,0||39,0||42,0|
|23||6||Joy Lazar M.A.||IND||1769||6,0||0,0||50,5||55,0|