Kamarajar Kalvi Arangam
The Chess Fest – Dec 2021 attracted 194 chess players from all parts of Thoothukudi district and it was well organized by Kamaraj College and Thoothukudi District Chess Association for the benefit of the district players on 26th December 2021 at Kamarajar Kalvi Arangam. The District Sports officer of Thoothukudi District, Mr. T.V. Patrick, inaugurated the event. The Secretary of Kamaraj College gave a warm welcome to the DSO in the presence of the Principal Dr. D. Nagarajan. and the Treasurer Mr. R. Muthuselvam. The 2nd round was inaugurated by Mr. Michael Stanis Prabu, Bar council member TN and Pondichery and the third round was inaugurated by Mr. G.P. Joe Prakash, President, Thoothukudi DCA.
The tournament was conducted under various categories – Under 09, 11, 13, 17 and Open. P. Rajasekaran was the top seed in the tournament. A total of five rounds with a time control of 20 minutes to each player was followed. Total cash prize of Rs. 5000/- was awarded to top 10 Open category players.70 cups and 12 medals were awarded to category prize winners.
Mr. P. Somasundaram, Chief Manager, TMB, Tiruchendur Road branch, Thoothukudi was the chief guest of the tournament accompanied by Mr. Satheesh, Assistant Manager from the same branch. The chief guest distributed the prizes to the winners in the august presence of Mr.P.S.P.K.J. Somu along with the members of the college and Thoothukudi DCA.