Reesha Shenoy of Carmel English School, Mangalore, and Aneeshcharith Bhandary of BRMP School, Bantwal, won titles in Karnataka State Under-16 Chess Championship in girls and boys section held at Sri Dhavala College in Moodbidri recently.

The championship was organised by the Karnataka State Chess Association affiliated to Chess Association of India. In girls section, Reesha Shenoy scored unbeaten 4.5 points in five rounds to win the championship.

Mahima Khandige of St. Agnes Girls High School, Mangalore, scored unbeaten four points and was adjudged the runner-up. Prerna Rai of Lourdes Central School was placed third with 3.5 points.

In boys section, Aneeshacharith scored unbeaten seven points in as many rounds to claim the title. Arjun Adappa of Lourdes Central School, Mangalore, scored five points to bag the runner-up with superior tiebreak score over five more players who too got the same number of points.

Sourav M. Boloor (Canara Urwa, Mangalore,) stood third with five points.

The top two players in each category will represent Karnataka in the CAI Rated National Under-16 Chess Championship to be held in Maharashtra sometime later.

Prizes were distributed by Moodbidri MLA Abhayachandra Jain; Deric Pinto, President, Karnataka State Chess Association; and Ravish Kumar, principal of the college.

Prasanna Rao, joint secretary, CAI; Shanthiraj Kambli, Physical Education Director of the College; and Praveen Kamath, chief arbiter, were present.

Final Standings: girls (top 5): 1. Reesha Shenoy (4.5), 2. Mahima Khandige (4), 3. Prerna Rai (3.5), 4. Sanchitha Kamath (3), 5. Madhura karanth (3).

Boys (top 10): 1. Anishcharith Bhandary (7), 2. Arjun Adappa (5), 3. Saurav M Boloor (5), 4. Dhrikshu Kiran Vasanth (5), 5. Aniruddha A. (5), 6. Harroop Singh (5), 7. Akhil R.M. (5), 8. Anutthama A (4), 9. Shreyas Shet (4), 10 Shashank Katta (4).

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