Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chess News From Nepal

Nepal's domination continues in chess


KATHMANDU, July 29: Nepali players continued with their good run in the Nepal-Assam (Lions Kamarupa Academy) Friendly Chess Tournament in the third day on Wednesday as the hosts accumulated 13.5 points out of 16 points from the fourth and fifth round match held at the Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward 23 office, Lagan.

Chandra Prakash Gurung, Roshan Paudel and Bijay Dangol won both rounds of the match. Chandra Prakash defeated Siddhanta Khemka and Ruchit Chauhan in the fourth and fifth round respectively. Similarly, Roshan beat Subham Jain and Siddhanta while Bijay ousted Mohit Jain and Prabhav Kumar Agrawal.

The day remained a mixed bag for five-year-old Vividh Pratap Singh as the former beat Jyotimoi Goswami in the fourth round match and shared point with Mohit. Sanjay Awal, Jaines Thapa also won their fourth round match, while Saroj Dhakal, Nagendra Chapagain, Manoj Maharjan and Sushil Chaudhary were the other players to add one point each in the fifth round. Devarshi Goswami and Avinav Patwari of Assam won their fourth round matches.

After the end of fifth round match, Nepal has added 32 out of 64 points, while Assam accumulated eight points.

Chess club formed

KATHMANDU, July 29: In a bid to make chess a more professional game in Nepal, the Himalayan Chess Club has been formed in Kumaripati, Lalitpur, under the leadership of Ram Thapa of Makwanpur.

Hirakaji Maharjan is the vice president of the club while Biren Shrestha and Gyanendra Khaiju are the secretary and the treasures respectively. Prem Krishna Maharjan, Bijay J Shresta, Manoj Ghimire, Chirikaji Awale, Bikash Kuluju, Sarjana Duwal and Yagyaraj Panta are the members of the clubs, while Rajesh Hari Joshi is the patron.

The club has decided to hold a national chess tournament between August-September with permission from Nepal Chess Association

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