The Nagpur District Under -17 Open & Girls Selection Chess Championship organised by Nagpur District Chess Association in association with Dhanwate National College began at NDCA Hall, DNC Sports Complex, Congress Nagar.
Total 53 players are participating in the tournament. Total seven rounds in open group and five rounds in girls group will be played. Open group 3rd round will be played on April 20 at 6 pm followed by next rounds.
Earlier the tournament was inaugurated at the hands of NDCA organising secretary Umesh Panbude. Arbiters Shrikant Bagde and Pravin Pantawane were present on the occasion.
Open (round 1): Wairagade Khush (1) bt Ameya Wankhede (0), Badole Shaunak (0) lost to Vivaan Vijay Saraogi (1), Ramteke Sumedh (1) bt Bansal Shivain (0), Bende Vedant (0) lost to Lonkar Parth (1), Bodkhe Aditya (1) bt Devansh Ashish Gandhi (0), Gadre Sarthak (0) lost to Deshpande Suhan (1), Sawalakhe Jay (1) bt Ghodmare Ved (0), Kamble Kashyap (0) lost to Shende Manthan (1), Patel Devang (0) lost to Motwani Tushar (1), Sai Rahul Tarekar (0.5) drew with Nachankar Harsh (0.5).
Girls (round 1): Dalal Aashi (1) bt Kulkarni Prajakta (0), Makheja Riddhi (0) lost to Palorkar Riddhi (1), Khuje Maithili (1) bt Mishrikotkar Vidhi (0), Shelkar Shanaya (0) lost to Panbude Gayatri (1), Wairagade Rashi (1) bt Sisyawar Aastha (0), Thool Kishori (0) lost to Jagtap Aparnita (1).