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CA HONDA 44th Tamil Nadu State Women’s Chess Championship 2016

by Vinoth M. - 16/05/2016

The forty-fourth edition of the Tamil Nadu State Women’s Chess Championship was organised by the Tiruvarur District Chess Association on behalf of the Tamil Nadu State Chess Association. The Tournament attracted 112 Entries out of which 84 players were rated (!). Check out this illustrated report.

CA HONDA  44th Tamil Nadu State Women’s Chess Championship 2016

The forty-fourth edition of the Tamil Nadu State Women’s Chess Championship was organised by the Tiruvarur District Chess Association on behalf of the Tamil Nadu State Chess Association. The event was sponsored by CA HONDA. The tournament was held from 11 May to 15 May at the Thirumathi Rasamal Thirumana Mandapam, Tiruvarur.

 

The Tournament attracted 112 Entries out of which 84 players were rated (!). An impressive feat, considering that this is a women's tournament, and women and sports don't go hand in hand, not yet, in this country. This just shows the deep recesses to which chess has reached, and will continue to, in Tamil Nadu.

WIM Pon N Krithika (2072) is playing a FIDE rated tournament after a two-year hiatus, and was rusty en-route to her 7.0/9, which earned her a third place finish on tiebreak.

WFM Saranya J. (2087) was second with 7.5/9.

WFM Lakshmi C (1834) lost a hatful of elo, which did not improve her mood. 

Malleswari P (1087), at the age of 66, was the oldest player in the event. She scored 4.5/9.

Leela Maheswari B decided that she needed to give a better fight to her India No. 3 son back home and played the tournament to get her rating performance. She scored 4.0/9, and will be rated 1120 in the next list. No prizes for guessing who her son is.

P. R.Niranjana (1067), sister of Tamil Nadu talent Hirithickkesh PR, was also at 4.5/9.

One of the best tournament organizers in Tamil Nadu, Mr.R.K. Balagunashekaran (right), organized this tournament. In November 2015, he organized the National Premier Championship that was held in an efficient and professional manner.

Tournament Chief Arbiter IA Vasudevan R.R.

In May, Tamil Nadu experiences very high temperatures, and hence, the players were served with free juices & tender coconut. This act of offering gracious hospitality to the guests is known as Virunthombal in Tamil Nadu.

The winner of the tournament was Harshini A. (2016) of Tiruvarur, winning the tournament with a regal 9.0/9.

Final Standings:

Rk. SNo   Name Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 3   Harshini A 2016 TRR 9,0 50,5 45,0 55,50
2 1 WFM Saranya J 2087 CHE 7,5 48,5 44,0 40,00
3 2 WIM Pon Nkrithika 2072 KAN 7,0 51,5 46,0 41,00
4 8   Janani J 1816 CHE 7,0 50,5 46,0 38,75
5 13   Varsha C R 1705 KAN 7,0 42,5 37,5 36,50

 

 

Vinoth M. was working as the deputy arbiter of the tournament and brought you his brief report. He continues to work in organizing chess tournaments and is a regular reader of ChessBase.