World Junior Chess ChampionshipSrishti Pandey of Maharashtra reigned supreme in 34th National Jr. (U-19) Girls Chess Championship 2019, Aradhya Garg of Delhi reigned supreme in 49th National Jr. (U-19) Open Chess Championship 2019

At this year’s National Junior Chess tournament, out of 300 talented chess players, Srishti Pandey of Maharashtra and Aradhya Garg of Delhi won to represent India in the World Junior Chess Championship 2020 to be held in India. 

The 9-day National Junior Chess Championship 2019 at Suncity School Gurugram, organised by District Chess Association under the aegis of The Haryana Chess Association and All India Chess Federation concluded today.

The Chief Guest on the occasion were Shri Sudhir Singla, MLA, Gurgaon. Mr. Bharat Singh Chauhan, Secretary General, All India Chess Federation, Mr. Ajit Verma, Secretary, Delhi Chess Association, Mrs. Rupa Chakravarty, Director, Suncity School, were also present on the occasion.

Mrs. Rupa Chakravarty, Director, Suncity School congratulated the players for their brilliant performance, she said, “This was a great platform for players from across the country to showcase their talents. These kinds of tournaments provide them with an opportunity to take their game to another level.”

She also suggested that private schools should adopt government schools and their players can teach players from government schools.

The 49th Junior (U-19) Open & 34th Junior (U-19) Girls Chess Championship witnessed a tough competition and all the players put up an excellent competition. Shri Sudhir Singla felicitated the winners and congratulated them on their achievement.

An elated Srishti Pandey, shared her experience and said, “This has been one of the best tournaments for me and was a great learning experience. I have a long way to go and I hope to continue this performance. I would like to suggest other players to stay focus and not to lose interest in chess.”

After the National Junior Chess Tournament, the ranking status of the Top 10 (U-19) players is as follows:

49th National Jr. Open Chess Championship 2019

Rank Title Name Rating Club
1 Aradhya Garg 2165 Delhi
2 IM Mitrabha Guha 2443 West Bengal
3 IM Koustav Chaterjee 2449 West Bengal
4 FM Aaryan Varshney 2236 Delhi
5 IM Srijit Paul 2317 West Bengal
6 FM Jeet Jain 2264 Gujarat
7 Saurabh Anand 2278 Bihar
8 Soham Kamotra 2189 Jammu & Kashmir
9 FM Anuj Shrivatri 2376 Madhya Pradesh
10 Harshvardhan G B 2360 Telangana

34th National Jr. Girls Chess Championship 2019


Rank Title Name Rating Club
1 WFM Pandey Srishti 2140 Maharashtra
2 WIM Arpita Mukherjee 2234 West Bengal
3 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane 2227 Maharashtra
4 WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya 2087 Andhra Pradesh
5 WIM Chitlange Sakshi 2185 Maharashtra
6 WFM Salonika Saina 2100 Odisha
7 WFM Jain Nityata 1927 Madhya Pradesh
8 Bhagyashree Patil 1970 Maharashtra
9 Priyanka K 2067 Telangana
10 WFM Potluri Supreetha 1968 Andhra Pradesh

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