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UWS 1st Online Invitational Chess Tournament 202023-Oct-2020

‘Sports Develops a Winning Attitude for Life’ Unison World School organised its 1st Online Invitational Chess Tournament on 23 October, 2020. The tournament was held for school students across the country. The aim of the tournament was to offer a platform to the budding chess players of the country who have sharpened their playing skills and to those who got hooked on to the game utilising the pandemic break. 61 Chess players of 17 Schools from 10 states (Assam, Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, West Bengal, Chattisgarh, Telangana and Delhi) of the country participated in the tournament. Players from Grade 2 to Grade 12th were pitched against each other. Adamya Rawat, a grade 10 student from Mayo College Ajmer, Rajasthan secured the first position in the tournament. Shreyas Jain, a grade 12 student also from Mayo College, Ajmer bagged the second place. Annika Das a grade 11 student from South Point International School, Kolkata clinched the third place. Naksh Girish Malik of Grade 2 (CNM School, Mumbai), Prabhav Agarwal of grade 5, Shubhang Agarwal of Grade 3, Nishith Pagaria of Grade 4 (all from Rajkumar College, Raipur) and Raghujit Singh Walia of Grade 4 (YPS, Mohali) were amongst the youngest top 20 players of the tournament. Riya Fultariya of Unison World School performed best for the host bagging 12th position overall. Ms. Divya Dwivedi, Principal, Unison World School presided over the closing ceremony of the tournament held on 24th October, 2020. She encouraged the students and praised the efforts of the youngest of the players before declaring the tournament closed. The organisation of the tournament was highly praised by the parents of the players.