Chitre in sole lead after Round Five
   Date :18-Sep-2022

Chitre in sole
ARUN Chitre took the sole lead after five rounds in Open Group while three players namely Riddhi Agrawal, Sparkle Zunzunwala and Swanandi Sole, are joint leaders in girls group after the third round of the Nagpur District Under-11 Open and Girls Chess Championship being organised by Chess Association Nagpur in association with GH Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation at Vivekanand Hall, Shraddha House, Kingsway. In the Open group, top seed Jay Sawalakhe was held to a draw by Ritwik Agrawal in the first round itself. Second seed Sanskar Gaigore went down against Ved Ghodmare in the second round. Similarly, in the girls group, top seed Vedika Pal was shocked by 8th Seed Shraddha Bajaj while second seed Lakshita Kranti Rathod went down against 10th Seed Divyanshi Khandelwal in the second round. Earlier, the meet was inaugurated by Archana Kotwal Bendre. Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group was the guest of honour. SS Soman, Tournament Committee Member of MCA and Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur were also present on the occasion. Amrish Joshi is the Chief Arbiter and is assisted by Prayas Ambade and Prathamesh Machave.