District Level Chess Championship-2014 organised at DPGITM

Chetan Chauhan- winner of Chess Championship organised at DPGITM
Chetan Chauhan- winner of Chess Championship organised at DPGITM
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April 23, 2014 - PRLog -- Gurgaon, 10April 2014, DPG Institute ofTechnology and Management located in Sector 34-Gurgaon, hosted the DistrictLevel Chess Championship-‘Shri Dwarka Das Parnami Memorial District ChessChampionship 2014’- on 4th April. The chess championship kicked off in stylewithnearly 250 participants slogging it over three days, all eager to maketheir best moves.

The championship was divided into various agecategories, namely Under-7, 9,11,13,17 and 19.  This tournament was also deemed significant because the teams (Gurgaonzone) for the National Level Chess Championship to be held at Sirsa will bechosen based on their performance at this meet. Present during the finals were HaryanaChess Association’s President-Raju Verma, General Secretary-P Naresh Sharma,Vice President-Anil Kumar Parnami,District ChessAssociation (DCA) Vice President-Desh Ratan Gulati, DCA Joint Secretary-SushmaChauhan DPGITM’s Chairman-Rajender Gehlot, Vice Chairman-Deepak Gehlot andPrincipal-JS Mehenwal and many others.

Addressing those present, Rajpal Chauhan said, “Chess isa much-loved game that cuts across age barriers. This is one game thatstimulates you as much as it entertains you, and also helps in enhancing yourmemory. The main motive behind organising an event of such a large scale was toprovide students with a platform where they can showcase their chess-relatedstrengths. Who knows we might even find a new Vishvanathan Anand in the courseof such an event?”

The participating kids kept the grand affair lively, andthere were enough nail-biting finishes to keep the audience rooted to the spot.Even the participants’ parents could be seen taking anactive interest in their children’s performance. The parents felt that suchevents let them know just how special their children are. One of the parentspresent said, “As a parent we understand that for a child’s holisticdevelopment, playing is as important as studying, and chess is a brilliantgame.”

On the final day, as many as 40 teams participated in thechampionship. Out of 40, only 6teams were able to make it to the finals.

Chetan Chauhan was declared the winner of the Under-19 age group.

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