Swastik, Aditya, Ayaan, Seyan emerge champsDecember 27, 2021, Chandigarh
Swastik Singhal (3½ points) won the U-20 open category final on the concluding day of the Chandigarh Chess Championship – 2021. Aditya Singla won the U-16 open final by scoring 2½ points, while Ayaan Garg claimed U-12 title with a score of 4½ points. Seyan Sachdeva scored 2½ points to win the U-8 category.
Four boys and four girls each in U-20 and U-16 categories and two boys and two girls each in U-12 and U-8 categories have been selected to represent Chandigarh in the nationals to be held next year.
In the U-20 category, Swastik claimed the title whereas Aryan Arora, Agaaz Bansal and Krish Gupta claimed three points each and Pratyaksh Goel and Manobhav Sethi scored 2½ points each.
In the U-16 category, Aaditya Singla, Kamya Kumari, Atharav Singh Naruka and Pankaj Ahuja claimed two points each. In the U-12 final round, Vedant Garg, Ekaaksha Partap Singh Negi and Siddharth Bhargav scored four points each and Aaditya Bhargav scored 3½ points.
In the U-8 category, Seyan and Adhiraj Singh Khehar scored 2½ points each, while Udyaansh Goyal and Advait Ranganath scored two points each. — TNS