TOP seed Jay Sawalakhe in open group and 11th seeded Swanandi Anil Sole in girls group annexes the titles in Nagpur District Under-13 Open and Girls Chess Championship organised by Chess Association Nagpur in a joint venture with GH Raisoni Sports & Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation at Vivekanand Hall, Shraddha House, Near Kasturchand Park.
Jay toppled overnight leader Arush Chitre in sixth round. He annexed the title with another win in last round over Shaunak Bodole to accumulate 6.5 points. With six points Arush finished second. In girls group, Swanandi scored over Ridhi Agrawal in the final round to collect five points to bag title. Ridhi, Shraddha Bajaj, Vidhi Mishrikotkar and Divyanshi Khandelwal all scored fours points and were placed from second to fifth respectively.
Prizes were distributed at the hands of Shiv Chhatrapati Awardee Shatrughna Gokhale.