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Michelle Catherina wins India National Women Challengers

Tenth seed Michelle Catherina of Tamilnadu ensured a thrilling end to the Amity 39th National Women Challengers Chess Championship by defeating third seed Nimmy A G of Kerala in the eleventh and final round at Naurang House here on Sunday.

This victory enabled Catherina to take her tally to nine points to secure the Winner’s trophy.

P Priya and J Saranya both from Tamilnadu defeated R Bharthi and Ramya Krishna respectively in the final round to tie for the second spot with eight points.

The better tie break score helped Priya to lift the runner-up trophy while Saranya satisfied with third spot finish to complete the podium of Tamilnadu players. Final standings bellow.

Priya, the first runner up, Michelle Catherina, Winner & J Saranya, Second runner-up

Priya, the first runner up, Michelle Catherina, Winner & J Saranya, Second runner-up

Top twenty players from this event qualified for the National Premier Chess Championship which is scheduled to be held in the month of October in Maharashtra.

The Championship was held over 11 rounds from 18th to 26th August in New Delhi. Tournament director was Ajeet Kumar, Chief Arbiter was IA Gopakumar M S.

Shri. Bharat Singh Chauhan, Secretary All India Chess Federation along with Shri. Sarabjit Singh Sabharwal, Trustee Naurang Foundation gave away the prizes in a colourful closing ceremony.

Michelle Catherina with Winners Trophy. Shri. Bharat Singh, Hony Secretary AICF & Sarabjit Singh Sabharwal, Trustee Naurang Foundation

Michelle Catherina with Winners Trophy. Shri. Bharat Singh, Hony Secretary AICF & Sarabjit Singh Sabharwal, Trustee Naurang Foundation

Michelle Catherina

Michelle Catherina

Final standings:

1. Michelle Catherina P IND 2079 – 9
2. WIM Priya P IND 2167 – 8
3. WFM Saranya J IND 2140 – 8
4. WFM Swati Mohota IND 2025 – 7.5
5. WFM Mahalakshmi M IND 2058 – 7.5
6. WFM Bharathi R IND 2083 – 7.5
7. Nimmy A G IND 2195 – 7.5
8. WFM Chandika Divyasree IND 2218 – 7.5
9. WFM Pujari Rucha IND 2210 – 7.5
10. WIM Thipsay Bagyashree Sathe IND 2126 – 7.5
11. Cholleti Sahajasri IND 2049 – 7.5
12. Rajasurya J IND 1957 – 7.5
13. Harini S IND 2029 – 7.5
14. Mokal Amruta Sunil IND 2073 – 7
15. Roy Pallabi IND 1946 – 7
16. Salini R IND 1823 – 7
17. WFM Kotepalli Sai Nirupama IND 1958 – 7
18. WFM Raghavi N IND 2101 – 7
19. WFM Ramya Krishna I IND 2128 – 7
20. Lasya G IND 1993 – 7
21. A Akshaya IND 2016 – 7
22. WCM Tejaswini Sagar IND 1718 – 6.5
23. Varshini V IND 1909 – 6.5
24. Shweta Gole IND 1984 – 6.5
25. WCM Savant Riya IND 1868 – 6.5
26. Sandhya G IND 1713 – 6.5
27. Hinduja Reddy IND 1791 – 6.5
28. WFM Mitali Madhukar Patil IND 1912 – 6.5
29. Pushpalata Mangal IND 1846 – 6.5
30. Bala Kannamma P IND 1996 – 6.5
31. Anjana Krishna S IND 1881 – 6
32. Aparajita Gochhikar IND 1849 – 6
33. Meenu Rajendran IND 1967 – 6
34. Priya Vss IND 1795 – 6
35. Ardra V H IND 1812 – 6
36. Shiny Das IND 1786 – 6
37. Akhade Vaishnavi IND 1609 – 6
38. Aakasha IND 1620 – 6
39. Madhuri M Patil IND 2014 – 6
40. Anigani Kavya IND 1709 – 6
41. Chandreyee Hajra IND 1682 – 6
42. Kesshni Bhasiin IND 1594 – 6
43. Meghna Upadhyay IND 1578 – 6
44. Jayashree P Sankpal IND 1735 – 6
45. Madhurima Shekhar IND 1963 – 5.5
46. Meghna C H IND 1779 – 5.5
47. Smaraki Mohanty IND 1771 – 5.5
48. Supriya Joshi IND 1815 – 5.5
49. Arunima Kalra IND 1871 – 5.5
50. Minki Sinha IND 1822 – 5.5
51. Manasa H R IND 1653 – 5.5
52. Matta Theja Sahhethhe IND 1631 – 5.5
53. Pammi Rani IND 1574 – 5.5
54. Anshul Kaushik IND 1591 – 5.5
55. Shweta Priyadarshini IND 1583 – 5.5
56. Vaibhavi Thakur IND 1598 – 5.5
57. Sushmita Lama IND 1559 – 5.5
58. Pranisha Gurung IND 0 – 5.5
59. Vantika Agrawal IND 1458 – 5
60. Radhika Devi Chavali IND 1432 – 5
61. Ravneet Kaur IND 0 – 5
62. Hada Nancy IND 1344 – 5
63. Kaur Palkin IND 1371 – 5
64. Pratiksha Pandey IND 1316 – 5
65. Apoorva Sharma IND 0 – 5
66. Rama Balhara IND 0 – 5
67. Kritvee Kapoor IND 0 – 5
68. Shweta IND 1544 – 4.5
69. Vaishnavi Thakur IND 1530 – 4.5
70. Vaishnavi MSL IND 0 – 4.5
71. Jesica IND 0 – 4.5
72. Kumari Shristi IND 1421 – 4.5
73. Gurpreet Kaur IND 1512 – 4.5
74. Shruti Kakar IND 1177 – 4.5
75. Khusboo Bari IND 0 – 4.5
76. Gurung Pushpa IND 0 – 4.5
77. Shailaja M IND 0 – 4
78. S Jayaseeli IND 0 – 4
79. Shah Anila Kishorekumar IND 1551 – 4
80. Janaki Devi M IND 1349 – 4
81. Arundhati Brahmachari IND 0 – 4
82. Rai Supriya IND 0 – 4
83. Namrata Sharma IND 0 – 4
84. Gole Vaishnavi IND 1409 – 4
85. Sagnika Pratihari IND 0 – 4
86. Shreya Sharma IND 0 – 4
87. Ria Dawar IND 0 – 4
88. Satabdi Majumder IND 0 – 3.5
89. Arti Kapoor IND 0 – 3.5
90. Priyanka Sahoo IND 0 – 3
91. Amritpal Kaur Kang IND 0 – 3
92. Ananya Aggarwal IND 0 – 3
93. Richa Savant IND 0 – 3
94. Rathore Sonakshi IND 1987 – 2.5
95. Saranya Sivani Varma IND 0 – 2.5
96. Sonal Parmar IND 0 – 2.5
97. Anushree Aggarwal IND 0 – 1.5

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