Delight for Pranesh, Darsana

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TWINKLING STARS...M.S. Darsana and M. Pranesh.
TWINKLING STARS...M.S. Darsana and M. Pranesh.

M. Pranesh (8.5 points) and M.S. Darsana (9) won the boys’ and girls’ titles respectively in the State under-7 chess championship, organised by Tiruchi DCA, here on Friday.

P. Selvaraj, chairman, Shivani Group of Institutions, gave away the prizes.

Important results (ninth and final round):

Boys: P. Dixit Tharun Raja 6.5 lost to M. Pranesh 8.5; Nikhil Magizhnan 8 bt D. Gukesh 6.5; K. Dharun Kumar 6 lost to Sreevijay Sunil 7; S. Rohit 6 lost to L. Samyak 7; Vedant P. Kumbakonam 7 bt S. Ryan Priyank 6; S. Harshad 6.5 bt Naanas Baghmaar 5.5; S. Sanjeevi 6.5 bt B. MacKenzie Campbel 5.5; S. Pravesh 5.5 drew with S. Abinav Hari Raja 5.5; Bharath Subramaniam 6 bt R. Sailendhira 5; G.B. Charan 6 bt Sethu Rama Subramaniam 5.

Final standings (top five): 1. M. Pranesh, 2. Nikhil Magizhnan, 3. Sreevijay Sunil, 4. Vedant P. Kumbakonam, 5. L. Samyak.

Girls: R.S. Akshaya 6 lost to M.S. Darsana 9; N. Yashavishree 8 bt M. Thenmozhi 6; B. Dharshini 6 lost to B. Savithashri 7; G. Keerthana Sri 5.5 lost to B. Aswatha 6.5.

F.G. Avanthika 6 bt B. Tharitha Varthini 5.5; O. Bhavana 6 bt R.S. Vinanthi 5; T. Raizel 5 lost to V. Meenatchi Rajam 6; R. Srinithi 5 lost to M. Preethiga 6; A.S. Aburvaa 4.5 lost to K. Shreya 5.5; L.K. Bharathi 5 bt B. Pragnya 4.5.

Final standings (top five): 1. M.S. Darsana, 2. N. Yashavishree, 3. B. Savithashri, 4. B. Aswatha, 5. B. Dharshini.

Golden Chariot CC squeezes home

Golden Chariot CC registered a two-wicket win over Kailasapuram CC in a league fixture of the Oxina Trophy district-level T20 cricket tournament, organised by Krish CC, here on Friday.

The scores:

Kailasapuram CC 140 for nine in 20 overs (C. Sarathkumar 40, M. Renganathan 36, J. Vincent 25) lost to Golden Chariot 144 for eight in 19.4 overs (N. Praveenkumar 33, A. Praveenkumar 32).

National College 123 in 19.2 overs (M. Sathish 29, C. Arunan three for 25) lost to Krish CC 125 for five in 18.3 overs (A. Gopikrishna 34, Devendrakumar Jena 27).

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