Tuticorin: International Master R.R. Laxman of Chennai and M. Kunal of Neyveli are in joint lead with 6 points each at the end of the sixth round on Thursday in the SPIC 20th FIDE-rated chess tournament here.
Important results (sixth round): S. Mari Arul (S.Rly) 5 lost to R.R. Laxman 6; M. Kunal 6 bt Navalgund Niranjan (Kar) 4.5; Rathod Gopal Ashok (Mat) 4 lost to D.P. Singh (S.Rly) 5; C. Praveen Kumar (Chn) 5 bt M.V. Lakshmi Narayanan (Kodai) 4; H. Venkatesh (Kan) 5 bt A. Shankar (S.Rly) 4; P. Phoobalan (Cbe) 4.5 drew with N. Surendran (Tlr) 4.5; A. Anand Sivasankar (Chn) 4 lost to P. Maheswaran (Svks) 5; C. Natarajan (ICF) 5 bt J. Arun (Tnu) 4; C.V. Raguram Balaji (Kan) 4 lost to A.G. Nimmy (Kar) 5; Venkat Sundaram (Chn) 5 bt R. Vishnu Sharon (Chn) 4; S. Sathya Narayanan (Chn) 4 lost to R. Pounraj (Cbe) 5; A.I. Palaniappan (Che) 3.5 lost to Vinoth Kumar (Che) 4.5; M. Parivel (Ero) 3.5 lost to T.J. Suresh Kumar (ICF) 4.5; P. Dharmaraj (Tut) 4 drew with S.C. Subramaniam (S.Rly) 4; P. Rajasekaran (Tut) 4 drew with Sa Kannan (Svg) 4.
Facile win for St. Thomas
St. Thomas Matriculation HSS beat Kamatchi Vidyalaya by eight wickets in the TDCA intra-district school Trophy cricket tournament at Spic Nagar ground, Tuticorin on Thursday.
Kamatchi Vidyalaya 62 in 17.2 overs lost to St. Thomas MHSS 63 for two in 9.1 overs.
CM High School 124 for nine in 23 overs (Pandidurai 31, Prakash three for 31) lost to Sami Ayya Nadar HSS (Nagalapuram) 125 for seven in 13.2 overs (Raja five for 40).
St. John’s triumphs
St. John’s College (Palayamkottai) thrashed MDT Hindu College (Tirunelveli) 5-0 in the final of the Manomaniam Sundaranan University inter-collegiate hockey tournament at K.R. College ground, Kovilpatti on Thursday. Praveen Kumar scored three goals and Maheswaran and Diwakaran one each.
In the play-off third place match G.V.N. College (Kovilpatti) beat St. Xavier’s College (Palayamkottai) 4-0.
Alagappa University College of Physical Education claimed the men’s and women’s titles in the Alagappa University inter-collegiate hockey tournament at Karaikudi on Wednesday.
Women’s league: AUCPE 1 (Kalai Arasi) bt Alagappa Govt. Arts College 0; AUCPE 4 (Jennifer 2, Selvarani, Manjula) bt RDGA College 0; Alagappa Govt. Arts College 1 (Makeswari) bt RDGA College 0.
MSSWB takes honours
MSS Wakfboard College defeated American College 65-21 in the final of the Madurai Kamaraj University ‘A’ zone inter-collegiate basketball tournament at Madurai on Thursday.
‘A’ Zone: Final: MSSWB College 65 (Anand 16, Vijay Pandi 12, Jothi Murugan 16, Selvin Michael 15) bt American College 21. ‘B’ Zone: Final: Sourashtra College 61 (Anand 14, Madhan Prabu 12, Premnath 12) bt Madura College 27 (Anand Kumar 12).