GUWAHATI, Nov 3 - Shahil Dey of Maria�s Public School and Anchita Sharma of Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti clinched the title in boys and girls category respectively in the selection meet for National School Games Chess (U-17) organised by the Guwahati Chess Academy under the aegis of Director of Sports, Assam at the Guwahati Chess Academy premises here.
Shahil scored 5 points from 6 rounds and remain unbeaten throughout the tournament. Manthan Kashyap Dutta of Delhi Public School scored 4.5 points and got second position. Nihad Islam Hazarika of Maria�s Public School and Dhrupad Kashyap of Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti also scored 4.5 points each but they were declared third and fourth respectively. Achitanga Kashyap scored 4 points and got fifth position. Manish Gwra Basumatary, Uday Bhaskar Sarma and Ashvin Sharma also scored 4 points each but were declared sixth, seventh and eighth respectively on the basis of tie-break score.
In the girls category, Anchita remained unbeaten throughout the tournament by scoring 5.5 points from 6 rounds. Medha Barooah of SFS School got second position by scoring 4 points from 6 rounds. Dipnalisha Borah of Maria�s Public School and Urza Hazarika also from Maria�s Public School also scored 4 points each from the same number of rounds but they were declared third and fourth respectively on the basis of tie-break score. Baibhabi Baruah of SFS School scored 2 points and got third position.
The top five players from both boys and girls category have been selected to participate in the 65th National School Games Chess (U-17) to be held in Kolkata from November 21 to 25.
Selected players are: (Boys) Shahil Dey, Manthan Kashyap Datta, Nihad Islam Hazarika, Dhrupad Kashyap, Achitanga Kashyap. (Girls) Anchita Sharma, Medha Barooah, Dipnalisha Borah, Urja Hazarika, Baibhabi Baruah.