300 energetic players from all corners of Thoothukudi District participated in the one day District level Rapid chess tournament titled ‘Chess Fest-2019’ held at Kamaraj College, Thoothukudi on 21 st July 2019.
The tournament was inaugurated by Dr. N. Nagarajan, Principal, Kamaraj College, Thoothukudi along with the President Mr.G.P.Joe Prakash, Thoothukudi District Chess Association.
The Rapid Chess tournament had the 15+10 seconds time control with five rounds following the Swiss system. It was conducted under 5 categories such as U-8,10,12,14 and open. Mr. Franklin Peter was the Chief Arbiter of the tournament. The pairings were done using the Swiss Manager Software.
For the Rapid chess tournament 10 prizes for Boys categories and 5 prizes for Girls categories were distributed. For the Open Category 10 cash Prizes were distributed to the winners.
The tournament was very well organized and smoothly conducted by Thoothukudi District Chess association with the Packed support of well trained Arbiters, dedicated Parents, chess coaches, good competitive players, college volunteers and all others. The tournament came to a close at around 5.00pm.
The Prize distribution started at 5.30 pm. Mrs. T.Karpagavalli, secretary of Thoothukudi DCA welcomed the gathering. Mr. Arun Nanthagopalan, I.P.S., Superintendant of Police, Thoothukudi was the Chief guest of the function. He gave his wonderful Valedictory address, congratulated the winners and other players and distributed the prizes to the winners. Dr.S.Vaseegaran, president of Teekay Chess Centre and Dr.N. Nagarajan, Principal of Kamaraj college gave their felicitations.