Seeya Thakare and Yash Dhoke won Under-19 girls and boys titles respectively in Inter-School Chess Tournament organised by DSO in association with Nagpur District Chess Association at Taluka Krida Sankul, North Nagpur, Ahuaja Nagar, Jaripatka.
In the girls section, Swaminarayan student Seeya Thakre won the title . She and Shalaka Pagay of Hadas scored 3.5 points each. On the basis of tie-breaker, Seeya was declared champion whereas Shalaka finished runners-up. Nusrat Chimtanwala of St Paul followed them for third place.
In the boys category, Hadas High School student Yash Dhoke triumphed with five points. Vaibhav Raut of Dhanwate National College, Roneet Das (DNC) Raunak Godbole (Hemant Jakate) and Abhishek Apte (CPS Dabha) earned 4.5 points each. However on the basis of tie-breaker, Raut finished runners-up whereas Roneet Das achieved third place. Godbole and Apte finished fourth and fifth place respectively.
U-19 girls: 1. Thakare Seeya ( Swaminarayan 3.5, 9.75), 2. Pagay Shalaka (Hadas HS 3.5, 6.75), 3. Nusrat Chimtanawala (St. Paul 3, 5), 4. Gayatri Panbude (Sancheti School 3, 4), 5. Dhannawat Palak (Narayana Vidyalayam 3, 3).
U-19 boys: 1.Yash Dhoke (Hadas HS 5, 17.75), 2. Vaibhav Raut (DNC 4.5, 17.50), 3. Roneet Das (DNC 4.5, 16.25), 4. Raunak Godbole (Hemant Jakate 4.5, 14.25), 5. Abhishek A Apte (CPS, Dabha 4.5, 13.50), 6. Ramteke Sumedh (4, 12.00), 7.Shubhrato S Gour (4, 12), 8. Shende Manthan (4, 10.50), 9. Jain Harsh (3.5, 9.25), 10. Aryan Khurana (3.5, 9)
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