Kanpur: U-20 chess players compete for trophy | Kanpur News

KANPUR: Kanpur Chess Association selected as many as 8 players, including girls, in under-20 years age group in district level selection trial championship, for Prabhat Trophy held here at Modwill hall of Prabhat institution, on Saturday .
As many as 94 players, including 22 girls chess players, participated in the selection trial championship which was held in five rounds. The selectors picked the best four players in boys and girls group to represent the district team in thesState championship slated to be held at Jhansi on December 29 and 30, said Dilip Srivastava, secretary, Kanpur Chess Association.
He informed that the district association would bear the traveling and entry fee of all selected players. Earlier, Manoj Srivastava had inaugurated the tournament by forwarding a white piece on the board. The chief guest, later, in the evening presented certificates and trophies to the top four players in each group. Renu Awasthi gave vote of thanks to the chief guest. Rajendra Kumar Yadav, sports teacher of the institution, Harish Rastogi and Kamal Khetani, Jitendra Sharma and Pooja Shukla, were present on this occasion.
The selected players are –
Men – Prabhav Saxena (DPS – 5 pts), Avivar Nigam (Prabhat Public school-4.5 pts), Shivam (Sri Ram Public School- 4.5 pts) Tanmay Tiwari (Prabhat Public School. 4.5 pts)
Women-Ananya Srivastava ( Vs sch. 4 pts), Tanya Verma ( soney lal patel – 4 pts) Sakhi verma ( Soney Lal Patel School- 4 pts) , Shreya Saxena ( DPS Kalyanpur- 4 pts)
Performers of Junior group- boys – vidit Srivastava (HarMilap School. , Sagarika Patel ( HarMilap School)
Sub jr- Chinmay Pal ( VSEC ) Ananya Mishra (VSEC).

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