The Maharashtra State Under 13 Open & Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship 2022 organised by Chess Association Nagpur in association with G.H. Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation shall commence from 2nd October 2022 at G H Raisoni Institute of Engineering & Technology College, Shraddha park ,Near MIDC Police Station, Hingna- Wadi Link Road Nagpur.
The Championship shall be inaugurated by Arjuna and Dronacharya Awardee Shri Vijay Munishwar in gracious presence of Shri Hemant Gandhi, Hon Secretary, Vidarbha Cricket Association at the Inauguration Function to be held on 2nd October 2022 at 9.30 am at the tournament venue. Shri Girish Vyas, Ex. MLC and Vice President Maharashtra Chess Association shall preside over the Inauguration Function.
The Championship is being held from 2nd to 4th October 2022 under the Aegis of Maharashtra Chess Association and All India Chess Federation and is a FIDE Rating Chess Championship. The Championship shall be played in Open Group and Girls Group separately and the Top Two finisher of each Group shall represent Maharashtra State in the National Under-13 Chess Championship to be held later this year. Total Prizes amounting to Rs. 25000/- are at stake beside attractive Trophies and Medals. Being a FIDE Rating event there is Golden Opportunity for unrated players to become International Rated players.
Each District is entitle to field two selected players besides unlimited number of Donor Entries. There will be total 8 rounds. The players Born on and After 1st January 2009 are eligible to participate in the event. Till date more than 200 players have registered for the event.
An Organising Committee headed by Adv. Nishant Gandhi, Organising Secretary Shri Bhushan Shriwas, MCA Tournament Committee Member Shri S.S.Soman and Organising Committee Members Shri Prayas Ambade, Shri Prathamesh Machave alongwith the Officials of Chess Association Nagpur, G.H.Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation are working for successful organization of event. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group, Dr. Vivek Kapoor, Director, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group have extended their co-operation for the event.
IA Ajinkya Pingale will be the Chief Arbiter assisted by Deputy Arbiter IA Deepak Chavan alongwith a team of Arbiters.