Sports Reporter :
VEDIKA Pal, one of the budding chess wizards in making, emerged champion in the state school online chess championship organised by Maharashtra Chess Association. Vedika won the tittle in Under-9 age category. She scored seven points out of possible nine. Vedika defeated Ananya Todur, Swaranjali Thwawali, Maitreyi Bera, Ria Sanghavi, Hiranmayee Kulkarni, Chaturthi Pardeshi, and Khanak Paharia.
She lost two game to Pari Chavan of Mehkar district and Mysha Perwez of Mumbai. In the final standings, both these players were removed from the tournament for foul play during the tournament. Vedika also won UDC Cup — Lesunathan Memorial Chess Tournament 2021 recently. She is a Student of BVM, Civil Lines and trains under Bhushan Shriwas at Vidarbha Chess Academy.