South Central Railway Sports Association (SCRSA) organized a Chess Coaching Camp and Tournament for children up to the age of 15 years at Railway Officers Club, Secunderabad from 02nd to 08th June, 2017. Competitions were also held between the participants on the concluding day of the Camp.
Kum. Anjana Sahasra won the cup in the girls category below 7 years and Mr. Shourya won the cup in the boys category. Kum. Aishwarya, won the cup in the girls category below 10 years and Mr. Aarnav Pradhaan won the cup in the boys category. Kum. G. Dheekshitha won the cup in the girls category below 15 years and Mr. Sibi Srinivas Reddy won the cup in the boys category.
Kum. Dronavalli Harika, Arjuna awardee and winner of the Grandmaster Title was the Chief Guest for the concluding function and presented the mementos to the winners. Shri K.Siva Prasad, General Secretary, SCRSA, Shri M. Umashankar Kumar, Secretary, Chess Association, SCRSA, Shri K.S.Prasad, President, Hyderabad Chess Association, Dr. G.Krishna, Sports Pscycologist were the distinguished guests.
Speaking on the occasion, Kum. Harika advised the parents of the participants to encourage the children in playing chess with consistency. She complimented the South Central Railway Sports Association for the intiative of holding a coaching camp and competitions. Such camps will certainely help the budding talent and growth of sportive atmosphere.
80 children up to the age of 15 years participated in the coaching camp including 10 International rated players. Master P.D.S.Girinath and other well known Chess players from the Railways conducted the camp and trained the participants.