The CG Gajbhiye Memorial Nagpur District Under-15 Open and Girls Selection Chess Championship, organized by Telecom Engineering Housing Society began at the Dhanwate National College Indoor Hall here on Friday.
In the open category, top seed Ojas Khamele, second seed Mayank Ranade, third seed Rujul Shinde and fourth seed Prerak Darvekar all posted victories to get full points in the open section.
Similarly in the girls’ category top seed Aashi Dalal, second seed Krishna Taori, third seed Riddhi Palorkar made light work of their respective opponents.
Earlier, the tourney was inaugurated by Mohandas Naidu, president, Sanjay Purohit, secretay, Diganbar Khandekar, treasurer, Telecom Engineering Co. Housing Society, and Pravin Pantawane, the chief arbiter.
Results (Round 1)
(Open category) Ojas Khamele (1) bt Jay Daberao (0), Anvay Dadhe (0) lost to Mayank Ranade (1), Rujul Shinde (1) bt Sarthak Gautre (0), Rajvir Gharote (0) lost to Prerak Darvekar (1), Yash Marsattiwar (1) bt Sagar Giri (0), Vihaan Gupta (0) lost to Vivaan Saraogi (1), Kshitij Mudliyar (1) bt Harshal Raut (0), Adhiraj Ingle (0) lost to Manthan Kale (1), Parth Lonkar (1) bt Shaurya Kachwah (0), Ritwik Kawale (0) lost to Jay Sawalakhe (1).
(Girls category) Aneeka Gupta (0) lost to Aashi Dalal (1), Krishna Taori (1) bt Aparnita Jagtap (0), Avanti Junghare (0) lost to Riddhi Palorkar (1), Aishita Chhabda (1) bt Nilaya Kamdi (0), Mrunal Kokate (0) lost to Aastha Turankar (1), Yashika Chandankhede (1) bt Tanmayi Lanjewar (0), Vidhi Mishrikotkar (0.5) drew with Rashi Wairagade (0.5), Tejaswi Bhosale (1) bt Pranavi Bhagat (0), Pooja Rakshak (0) lost to Shraddha Bajaj (1), Akshohini Bhimte (0) lost to Shanaya Shelkar (1).