HYDERABAD: Gouru Revanth Reddy of Andhra Pradesh won the 20th National under-7 chess championship in Goa on Tuesday. Coached by National player Y. Sameer Kumar, Revanth finished with 9.5 points.

The Andhra boy hails from Kadapa district and is currently staying in the city to improve his game, which was evident by his eight consecutive wins. In the final round, Revanth outwitted Srinivas Venkatraman of Maharashtra to clinch the title.

Shivam Shrivatsav (UP) and Sai Akshay (AP) finished second and third respectively with nine points each.

Nitin scores win

V. Nitin defeated Nikhil Arora 9-6 in the boys' under-14 first round of the AITA Talent Series tennis tournament for boys and girls here.

The results: Boys: U-14: P. Prabhav bt P. Ashutosh 9-0; V. Aditya bt V. Prithvi Haas 9-4; Tarun Nath bt Sachin Jay Kumar 9-3; Tarun Nath bt Vamshi Krishna 9-4; K. Eshwar Sravan bt Rishi Verma 9-2; P.B. Prashanth bt P. Anagh 9-0; Sai Harsha bt Vasudevan Iyer 9-3; Dhiren Gala bt Gautam Kadiri 9-2; S.M. Abdullah bt Sai Krishna 9-2; Dhruv Balakrishnan bt Parthasaradhi 9-1; Akhil Reddy bt Uday Shankar 9-1; Ronak Jawar bt Jitesh Swamy 9-0; T. Nihal bt Ankit Reddy 9-0; V. Nitin bt Nikhil Arora 9-6; B. Supreet bt Rishabh Agarwal 9-2; Rohit Sarwate bt Anutej 9-3.

Manoj outwits Radhakrisna

Manoj Srinath outwitted Radhakrishna in the second round of the 16th annual open chess tournament for boys and girls (under-12) here.

The results: 2nd round: Amruth Kiran (2) bt Sriharsha (1); Ananthakrishna (2) bt P. Saikrishna (1); Suryanarayana (2) bt V.S.S. Priya (1); Manoj Sainath (2) bt Radhakrishna (1); Prithvi (2) bt Laxminarayana (1); Amogh Varsha (1.5) bt N. Dhanush Reddy (1); Keerthan Sravani (1.5) bt B.S.R. Manjrekar (0); Varun (1.5) drew with Mekala Ruthvik (1.5); Shivaprasad (1) bt B. Sachit Anand (0); P. Ajay (1) bt Saikiran Varma (0); David (1) bt Md. Bilal (0); Prashanth (1) bt P. Nishanth Sagar (0); Saikumar (1) bt Sudarshan (0); Mahendra (1) bt Y.S. Vaishnavi (0); Vishnu Priya (1) bt Srivani Anoohya (0); M. Sairam (2) bt Swetha (1).

SCR posts win

South Central Railway defeated Eastern Railway 29-1, 29-1 in the preliminary round of the 42nd all-India railway ball badminton championship here.

The results: ICF bt Central Railway 29-12, 29-11; SCR bt Eastern Railway 29-1, 29-1; Southern Railway bt EC Railway 29-20, 29-4; Western Railway bt SE Railway 29-21, 29-15.

Easy for St. Ann's

St. Ann's Junior College (Mehdipatnam) defeated Kasturba College 35-10 with Revathi (12) and Anjana (10) being the main scorers in the Hyderabad district inter-junior college basketball tournament.

Chess tournament

The A2H Chess Academy (Kukatpally) will organise an open tournament for boys and girls under-17 years on Nov. 26. The top four players from each category will represent the academy in the State-level tournament to be held in Bhimavaram from Dec. 2. Entries close on Nov. 25 and further particulars can be had on ph: 9866702431.

Chess championship

The Andhra Pradesh Chess Association will organise the State (under-13) championships at Tadepalligudem on Nov. 25 and 26 and the State under-17 championship in Bhimavaram from Dec. 2 to 3. The selected players will represent the State in the Nationals to be held in Bhiwani and Calicut respectively. Further details can be had on ph: 9391102940.

Inter-school football

The Shastri Soccer Club (Trimulgherry) will organise the second Sudhakar memorial inter-school football tournament at Trimulgherry from Nov. 25. Eight teams will compete for honours in the event to be played on league-cum-knock-out basis.

Pooja, Bhanumathi win gold

B. Pooja Singh and Bhanumathi bagged a gold apiece in the 24th National sub-junior taekwondo championships for boys and girls in Ambala last week. Mahesh and V. Anitha picked a silver each, while P. Akhil won a bronze.

Selection trials

The Hyderabad Cricket Association will organise open selections for senior women cricketers from Telangana districts to pick the State team for the South Zone inter-State inter-zonal championship to be held from November 28 to December 3.

The trials will be held at the Gymkhana ground here on November 23 and 24 and the players are instructed to bring a copy of the age-proof certificate along with them. Players from Nalgonda, Medak, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Adilabad, Warangal, Ranga Reddy, Hyderabad, Khammam and Mahabubnagar are eligible to attend.

Women's weightlifting

Visakhapatnam will host the 22nd senior National women's weightlifting championship from December 10 to 14 at Swarnabharati Indoor Stadium. About 400 competitors from all over the country will vie for top honours.

Ball-badminton championships

The 20th AP State inter-District ball badminton championship for boys and girls will be organised by National Sports & Educational Development Association in Srikalahasthi from November 23 to 26, according to P.R. Mohan, tournament director. The organisers will felicitate the first Arjuna Awardee in the sport, J. Pitchaiah.

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