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RAC prize money open chess tournament starts

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Nov 12 - The RAC Prize-money Open Chess Tournament, organised by the Rajbari Athletic Club in co-operation with the Guwahati Chess Association got off today at Rajbari Athletic Club, Manipuri Basti here.

Altogether 70 players, including 39 rated players, are participating in the tournament. Current State champions Trailokya Nanda is the top seed of the tournament while current U-9 national champion Shahil Dey is seeded second. In the first round game top seed Trailokya Nanda, second seed Shahil Dey, third seed Amlan Mahanta, fourth seed Bipin Singh, fifth seed Nitish Das, sixth seed Pranab Kumar Nath, seventh seed Rajdip Das and eighth seed Nirmal Sharma won their respective games.

The tournament will be held in Swiss League system for 7 rounds. The tournament is being conducted by senior national arbiter M Arun Singh as chief arbiter. Top ten players will be awarded cash prizes and trophies. Besides the top ten prizes there are top two players from U-7, U-9, U-11 and U-13 for both girls and boys will be awarded medals.

Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by Kh Ibocha Singh, working president, Rajbari Athletic Club. L Hemanta Singh, secretary, Rajbari Athletic Club gave welcome speech. M Arun Singh, vice president, Guwahati Chess Association was also present in the opening ceremony.

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RAC prize money open chess tournament starts

GUWAHATI, Nov 12 - The RAC Prize-money Open Chess Tournament, organised by the Rajbari Athletic Club in co-operation with the Guwahati Chess Association got off today at Rajbari Athletic Club, Manipuri Basti here.

Altogether 70 players, including 39 rated players, are participating in the tournament. Current State champions Trailokya Nanda is the top seed of the tournament while current U-9 national champion Shahil Dey is seeded second. In the first round game top seed Trailokya Nanda, second seed Shahil Dey, third seed Amlan Mahanta, fourth seed Bipin Singh, fifth seed Nitish Das, sixth seed Pranab Kumar Nath, seventh seed Rajdip Das and eighth seed Nirmal Sharma won their respective games.

The tournament will be held in Swiss League system for 7 rounds. The tournament is being conducted by senior national arbiter M Arun Singh as chief arbiter. Top ten players will be awarded cash prizes and trophies. Besides the top ten prizes there are top two players from U-7, U-9, U-11 and U-13 for both girls and boys will be awarded medals.

Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by Kh Ibocha Singh, working president, Rajbari Athletic Club. L Hemanta Singh, secretary, Rajbari Athletic Club gave welcome speech. M Arun Singh, vice president, Guwahati Chess Association was also present in the opening ceremony.