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Air India Wins National Club Chess Championship

Dibeyandu Barua Chess Academy Wins Women Section

Gurgaon (27 Feb 10): Air India beat Tata Consultancy Services 4 – 0 in the ninth and final round of the 30th National Club Team Chess Championship to successfully close the campaign with perfect score of 18 match points and take home the Winner’s Trophy along with a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/- at DAV Public School here on today. Air India team comprises of Parimarjan Negi, Tejas Bakre, Satyapragyan, Rahul Shetty and G B Joshi won the championship by beating all its opponents in this nine round swiss competition.

Meanwhile it’s a forgettable outing for the mighty Petroleum Sports Promotion Board comprises of Krishnan Sasikiran, S Arun Prasad, S Kidambi, Abhijit Kunte and Deepan Chakkravarthy as they satisfied with second spot finish and provided Air India with memories to cherish as they achieved the honours after a gap of six years. Air India, then Indian Airlines won the title way back in 2004 at Pune.

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Air India receiving winners trophy

PSPB beat Life Insurance Corporation of India 3.5 – 0.5 in the ninth round. Railway Sports Promotion Board “A” team and “B” team tied for the third spot with 13 match points but better tie break score helped Railway “A” to secure third positon.

Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran of PSPB won the board prize in first board while Grandmaster Tejas Bakre of Air India, International Master Anup Deshmukh of LIC, Grandmaster Abhijit Kunte of PSPB and Dhanunjay Rao of Services Sports Control Board won the second, third, fourth and fifth board prizes respectively.

In the women’s category, Tamilnadu defeated Life Insurance Corporation of India 4-0 in the final round and take the runner up trophy as Dibeyandu Barua Chess Academy had a rest day today and assured the title yesterday itself. LIC finished third with 4 match points.

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DBCA receiving winners trophy

Shri. Oscar Fernandes, Member of Parliament and in charge Congress Working Committee with Smt. Blossom Oscar Fernandes gave away the prizes in the befitting closing ceremony in presence of Shri. Rao Daan Singh, Chief Parliamentary Secretary.

Final Standings (Open Category, top ten teams):
1. Air India with 18 match points
2. Petroleum Sports Promotion Board with 16 match points
3. Railway Sports Promotion Board with 13 match points
4. Railway Sports Promotion Board with 13 match points
5. Hayana “A” with 11 match points
6. Life Insurance Corporation of India with 10 match points
7. Punjab with 10 match points
8. West Bengal with 10 match points
9. Uttarpradesh with 10 match points
10. Kerala with 10 match points etc

Final Standings (Women Category):
1. Dibeyandu Barua Chess Academy with 8 match points
2. Tamilnadu with 6 match points
3. Life Insurance Corporation of India with 4 match points
4. Bihar with 2 match points
5. Haryana with 0 match points

Board Prizes – Open Category:
1st Board: Krishnan Sasikiran of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board
2nd Board: Tejas Bakre of Air India
3rd Board: Anup Deshkukh of Life Insurance Corporation of India
4th Board: Abhijit Kunte of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board
5th Board: Dhanunjay Rao of Services Sports Control Board

Board Prizes – Women Category:
1st Board: S Harini of Tamilnadu
2nd Board: Kiran Manisha Mohanty of Dibeyandu Barua Chess Academy
3rd Board: Saheli Dhar Barua of Dibeyandu Barua Chess Academy
4th Board: Swati Mohota of Dibeyandu Barua Chess Academy
5th Board: Visalatchi R of Tamilnadu

Results Round 9 (Open, with match points):
Air India (18) beat Tata Consultancy Services (10) 4 – 0
Life Insurance Corporation of India (10) lost to Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (16) 0.5 – 3.5
West Bengal (10) lost to Railway Sports Promotion Board “B” (13) 1 – 3
Railway Sports Promotion Board “A” (13) beat Tamilnadu (9) 3 – 1
Haryana “A” (11) beat Madhya Kshetra Shatranj Sangh “B” (8) 3.5 – 0.5
Punjab (10) beat Services Sports Control Board (8) 3 – 1
Bihar “A” (10) beat All India Electricity Board (8) 4 – 0
Uttarpradesh (10) beat Budhibal Kreeda Trust (8) 3 – 1
Kerala (10) beat Bihar “B” (7) 3.5 – 0.5
Kamaksha HP (6) lost to Madhya Kshetra Shatranj Sangh “A” (9) 0.5 – 3.5
Delhi (8) beat All India Chess Federation for Blind (4) 3 – 1
Haryana “B” (8) beat HBTI (2) 2.5 – 1.5
Himachal Pradesh (8) got Bye

Results Round 8 (Open, with match points):
Tamilnadu lost to Air India 1 – 3
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board beat Bihar “A” 4 – 0
Railway Sports Promotion Board “B” drew with Railway Sports Promotion Board “A” 2 – 2
Life Insurance Corporation of India beat Punjab 2.5 – 1.5
Kerala lost to West Bengal 1 – 3
All India Electricity Board lost to Tata Consultancy Services 1 – 3
Services Sports Control Board drew with Uttarpradesh 2 – 2
Haryana “B” lost to Haryana “A” 0 – 4
Budhibal Kreeda Trust beat Delhi 2.5 – 1.5
Madhya Kshetra Shatranj Sangh “B” beat Himachal Pradesh 2.5 – 1.5
HBTI lost to Madhya Kshetra Shatranj Sangh “A” 1 – 3
All India Chess Federation for Blind lost to Kamaksha HP 1.5 – 2.5
Bihar “B” got Bye

Results Round 5 (Women):
Tamilnadu (6) beat Life Insurance Corporation of India (4) 4 – 0
Haryana (0) lost to Bihar (2) 0 – 4
Dibeyandu Barua Chess Academy (8) rest day

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