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AICF felicitates World Youth Medal Winners

by Priyadarshan Banjan - 13/12/2015

India finished with five Gold, three Silver and three Bronze medals, and was the best performing team of the world for the fourth year in a row. The buoyed All India Chess Federation, in a positive gesture and appreciation of the players' performance, felicitated all the medal winners with cash prizes today at Delhi. In a central council meeting held earlier in the day, some notable amendments were made to the regulations. A report by the AICF.

AICF felicitates World Youth Medal Winners - A report by the AICF

The All India Chess Federation felicitated the eleven medal winners in the 2015 World Youth and Cadets Chess Championship held at Halkidiki in Greece.

 

With five Gold, three Silver and three Bronze medals, India was the best performing team of the world for the fourth year in a row. Winning five Gold medals was indeed a special achievement, given the fact that no other country could win more than one Gold medal.

 

At the central council meeting held earlier in the day, the AICF amended the existing regulations as regards the awards for the medal winners, as the proposal was unanimously passed. As a result, a total of Rs. 6,00,000/- (Rupees Six Lakhs) was distributed to the young achievers for their remarkable performance.

 

The five Gold medal winners were bestowed a cash award of Rs. 75,000/- each, while the Silver and Bronze medal winners were awarded Rs. 45,000/- and Rs. 30,000/- respectively.

The medal winners:

CM Bharath Subramaniyam (1690), Tamil Nadu, Under-8 Open Gold

FM R.Praggnanandhaa (2174), Tamil Nadu, Under-10 Open Gold

Rakshitta Ravi (1655), Tamil Nadu, Under-10 Girls Gold

WFM R.Vaishali (2313), Tamil Nadu, Under-14 Girls Gold

WIM M.Mahalakshmi (2251), Tamil Nadu, Under-18 Girls Gold

CM Dev Shah (1726), Maharashtra, Under-8 Open Silver

FM Nihal Sarin (2217), Kerala, Under-12 Open Silver

WFM V.Varshini (2271), Tamil Nadu, Under-18 Girls Silver

WFM Divya Deshmukh (1784), Maharashtra, Under-10 Girls Bronze

WCM Saina Salonika (1926), Orissa, Under-12 Girls Bronze

Vantika Agrawal (2048), Delhi, Under-14 Girls Bronze

Earlier in the day, the All India Chess Federation Central Council discussed many important issues for the development of the game across the country.

 

Most notably, special facilities will be put in place for the country’s women team's preparation for the next Chess Olympiad.

 

The cash awards for medal winners were increased by fifty percent from the existing numbers. In addition, the cash prizes in several National Championships were increased substantially. A dress code has been implemented for all the players participating in the National events from the year 2016.