R. Vaishali, a student of Velammal MHSS (Mogappair), emerged sole leader in the girls' section with six points after the sixth round of the Velammal's 25th State under-13 chess championship, organised by Karur DCA, here on Friday.
In the boys' category, three players — A.Ra. Harikrishnan, Al. Muthaiah and R. Akash — shared the lead with 5.5 points.
Important results (sixth round):
Boys: R. Akash 5.5 drew with A.Ra. Harikrishnan 5.5; Pr. Hirthickkesh 4.5 lost to Al. Muthaiah 5.5; M. Jayesh 5 bt Clifford Flair 4.5; G. Jerome Jorge Ebenezer 4.5 drew with M. Aadhityaa 4.5; T. Selvabharathy 5 bt S. Ajay Krishna 4; M. Eashwar 5 bt P. Mythireyan 4; R. Ashwin 4.5 drew with M. Vaisnav 4.5; S. Jayakumar 4 lost to M. Barath Kalyan 5; P. Elancheralathan 5 bt V. Vignesh 4; S. Vigneshwaran 4 lost to B. Vignesh 5.
Girls: R. Manjula 5 lost to R. Vaishali 6; C.R. Varsha 5 bt A.S. Saughanthika 4; K. Vaisalie 5 bt J. Dhivyashree 4; I. Harivardhini 5 bt S. Annapoorni 4; P.L. Kavitha 4.5 bt A. Annie Gladys 4; G. Abirama Srinithi 3.5 lost to G. Rohini 4.5; V.D. Lakshmi 4 bt Isha Godwin 3.5; K. Krithigga 4 bt S. Sruthi 3; V. Vijayasri 3.5 drew with A. Harshini 3.5; T.R.S. Dakshinya 4 bt T. Abirami 3.
VOC is champion
S.P. Nathan (65 not out & three for 23) came up with an all-round show as VOC XI scored a 39-run win over Ramesh Flowers Cricket Club to emerge the champion of the TDCA-Ratan Trophy Twenty20 cricket tournament, here recently.
After posting 164 for eight, thanks largely to the efforts of Nathan, VOC returned strongly to bundle out its opponent for 125 in a shade less than 18 overs.
Sushil, Finance Director of Ramesh Flowers, gave away the prizes.
Final: VOC XI 164 for eight in 20 overs (S.P. Nathan 65 n.o., Gurusami 29) bt Ramesh Flowers CC 125 in 17.1 overs (Solavaraj 33, S.P. Nathan three for 23).
Special awards: Best batsman: S.P. Nathan; Best bowler: James Raj ; Best all-rounder: Gurusami.