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Amravati welcomes you to State under-15

by ChessBase India - 04/11/2016

The Maharashtra State under-15 will be held in the city of Amravati from the 13th to the 15th of November 2016. In this article we give you all the details that you will need to participate in this event. The top four winners in both open and girls section will qualify for the under-15 Nationals that will be held in Delhi from 20th to 28th November. ChessBase India is sponsoring a few prizes and Pawan Dodeja, the secretary of Amravati District Chess Association, invites you with his melodious voice.

The Maharashtra State under-15 tournament will be held in Amravati from the 13th to 15th November 2016. The tournament is being organized by Amravati Chess Association under the aegis of Maharashtra Chess Association.

One of India's strongest players GM Swapnil Dhopade hails from the city of Amravati

One of India's most benevolent International Masters Anup Deshmukh has now settled in Nagpur, but was originally from Amravati

The Amravati railway station is well connected to all the major cities of Maharashtra
If you fancy seeing a tiger, then you must surely pay a visit to Melghat tiger reserve in the northern part of Amravati

What everyone is playing for:

Selection for National: First four players from each category i.e. Open & Girls will be eligible to represent the state of Maharashtra in the forth coming U15 National Chess Championship.


Players Born on or after 01-01-2001 can participate in this tournament. Players must submit a copy of their Date of Birth Certificate registered within ONE year of their Birth along with the entry form

Total Prize Fund:

Rs.30,000/- (Open Rs.15,000 & Girls Rs.15,000)

Accommodation for selected players:

Dormitory Lodging will be provided to selected/Seeded Players from affiliated districts. All Selected players are requested to confirm their entry before 5th November 2016, otherwise they have to make their own arrangements.

The last date for the entry fee is 11th November 2016.


The most important details for the tournament

Highlights of the venue


1. Prof. Anurag Tiwari, 8275395752, Registration and Entry Fee

2. Prof. Anil Prasad, 9923953932, Registration and Entry Fee

3. Mr. Makarand Dhoke, 9970284385, Accommodation

4. Mr. Ankush Raktade, 9405777784, Accommodation

5. Mr. Vijay Dhale, 9422949013, Other Enquiry about Tournament

6. Mr. Pratik Ghogare, 9423154300,

7. Mr. Ninad Saraf, 9767367333, about arbiter and venue

email: amravatichessassociation@gmail 

Entry fee:

Entry Fee: Rs.500/- for Selected/Seeded Players (selected players must bring letter from their respective District Association), Rs. 750/- for Amravati Players and Rs. 1000/- for the participants under Donor category to be paid on or before 11th Nov2016 by Cash or DD in favour of “Amravati Chess Association” payable at Amravati.


Please send your entry form along with DD to,The Treasurer, Amravati Chess Association, C/o Anurag Tiwari, SBI Colony, Rajapeth, AMRAVATI. We will accept entries on or before 5.00 PM of 11th November 2016

Payment details:

Name of Beneficiary: Amravati Chess Association
Bank Name: Jijau Commercial Co-op Bank Ltd
Branch Name: Sai Nagar, Amravati
Account No.: 010003900000039


Name of Beneficiary: Pratik Prakash Ghogare
Bank Name: State Bank Of India
Branch Name: Rukhmini Nagar, Amravati
Account No.: 31676286387
IFSC Code: Sbin0014458


Click here to download circular and entry form


In case of difficulties you can contact the Secretary of Amravati Chess Association Mr. Pawan Dodeja. This is his phone number: 9370314796, and email:

Did you know that Pawan Dodeja is an excellent singer? This video is a ghazal composed by Pawan himself! If you do enjoy it, you can ask him for a live performance after the tournament!
We have tied up with the organizers and top five winners of open and girls section each will get three months of ChessBase Premium Account as a prize from ChessBase India.

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