Shaunak Badole with seven points out of possible seven won the Nagpur District Amateur Selection Chess Championship held at Vivekanand Hall, Shraddha House, Kingsway, Near Kasturchand Park, Nagpur on 03/12/2023. The championship was organized by Chess Association Nagpur in association with Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation and G.H.Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation.
Top seeded Shaunak won all the games to take away the title. Chandrashekhar Sable with 6 point out of 7 was a clear second. Avdhoot Deshmukh, Veteran Ishwar Ramteke, Vuval Sunil Mohurle and Nimish Rahalkar all scored 5 and half points and were adjudged 3rd to 6th in the merit list based on their tie break score. Kushagra Paliwal, Arun Kumar G, Sahajveer Singh Maras and Amitav Ramteke scored 5 point and were placed 7th to 10th in the merit list as per tie break score.
Shaunak, Badole, Chandrashekhar Sable, Avadhoot Deshmukh and Ishwar Ramteke were selected to represent Nagpur District in the Maharashtra State Amateur Chess Championship scheduled to be held at Thane from 9th December 2023 to 11th December 2023.
The Prize distribution function was held immediately after the last round. Shri Rahul Naidu, Director, M/s Pratham Manpower Services Pvt Ltd. was the Chief Guest who gave away the Prizes to the Winners. Shri S.S.Soman, Member, MCA Observer Committee, Shri Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, CAN and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation and Shri Shiva Iyer, Chief Arbiter were present on the dias. The Top Four finishers of the Amateur Championship were awarded Trophies whereas the players finishing from 3rd to 10th place were awarded Medals. In addition to the main prizes, age group prizes were also distributed to the top three finishers in Under-7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 Age Groups.
FA Shiva Iyer was the Chief Arbiter who was assisted by FA Amit Tembhurne, SNA Shyam Agrawal, SNA Bharti Dhote and Prathamesh Machave.