Gangtok, 06 May:
Priya Chettri was declared the champion of the Inter-School Rapid Chess Tournament-2018 held here at SDF Bhawan on Sunday. Bhoj Bahadur Chettri finished the tournament second while Saurab Subba came in third.
The daylong tournament was organised by Sikkim Chess Association [SCA]. Around 300 students from over 35 schools from different parts of the State participated in the tournament.
The top fifteen players of the tournament were awarded with trophies, medals, cash prizes and certificates. Likewise, winners in U-07 [boys & girls], U-09 [boys & girls], U-11 [boys & girls], U-13 [boys & girls] and U-15 [boys & girls] also received medals and certificates.
The tournament was inaugurated by Gangtok Municipal Corporation Chairman, Ashish Rai. The association had organised the rapid chess tournament for the first time in the State.
SCA general secretary, Mahendra Dhakal thanked BSNL for sponsoring trophies. He also thanked different schools, students and their parents for their participation in the tournament.