Ram S. Krishnan of BSNL (7.5 points, on better tiebreak) won the S.K. Narasimhan memorial FIDE-rated open chess tournament at Hall of Chess, Nehru Stadium here on Monday.

K. Priyadarshan of Madurai (7.5 pts) finished second. J. Ramakrishna of Andhra Bank with 7.5 points emerged third. C.G.S. Narayanan, International Chess Problemist, gave away the prizes.

Other placings: 4. Syed Anwar Shazuli (ICF) 7; 5. M. Vinoth Kumar (TN) 7; 6. C. Praveen Kumar (ICF) 6.5, 7. Visakh Nr. (TN) 6.5; 8. M. Sandya (TN) 6.5; 9. Matta Vinay Kumar (Andhra Bank) 6.5; 10. Linda Rangarajan (Pud) 6.5.

Joy, Daryl shine

Joy Kenny (117) and Daryl S. Ferrario (six for 23) starred in Don Bosco A's 143-run win over Chettinad Vidyashram in the quarterfinal league of the TNCA under-14 tournament for the B. Somasundaram Trophy.

The scores:

St. Bede's ‘A' 250 in 49.1 overs (M.S. Washington Sundar 74, S. Kaushik 50, D. Anchit 29, R. Vignesh three for 44) bt St. Patrick's 162 in 41.3 overs (L.P. Nikesh Raj 47, M. Vasisht 50, D.V. Pranaush four for 36).

PSBB (T.P. Road) 134 in 49.3 overs (S. Aravind 43, P.B. Anirudh 43, S. Gowtham three for 31) lost to Santhome ‘A' 135 for two in 26.5 overs (S. Guru Raghavendran 67 n.o., S. Gowtham 50 n.o.).

Vidya Mandir ‘A' 145 in 48.2 overs (V. Sreeraman 32, Arjun Arun 34) lost to PSBB (K.K. Nagar) ‘A' 146 for five in 37.5 overs (K.T.R. Abishek 48, J. Gokul Krishna 25).

Don Bosco ‘A' 247 for six in 45 overs (G.K. Shyam 41, Joy Kenny 117, Daryl S. Ferrario 33, M. Siddharth three for 30) bt Chettinad Vidyashram ‘A' 104 in 32.3 overs (Bharath Jeiraj 41, Daryl S. Ferrario six for 23).

Semifinalists spotted

SRM, Hindustan, Vivekananda ‘A', and Pachaiyappa's advanced to the semifinals of the Viveka Trophy inter-college cricket tournament with victories here in Monday's matches.

The scores:

SRM University 224 for nine in 30 overs (N. Chaturved 49, Vedant 36, K. Bharath Shankar 57, Aashis Kumar 39, Vijay Ananth three for 54) bt Guru Nanak College 199 for nine in 30 overs (Arjun 64, Akash 33, K. Bharth Shankar three for 39).

Hindustan University 133 in 25.1 overs (Shijit Chandran 58, D. Kiri Bal five for 35) bt Loyola College 127 for eight in 30 overs (Vinay Gupta 31).

Pachaiyappa's 188 for five in 30 overs (Meenakshi Sundaram 67, I. Srikanth 56) bt AM Jain 106 in 26.4 overs (Karthikeyan 32).

Hindu College 82 in 19.3 overs (Abhishek Mehara four for 24) lost to Vivekananda ‘A' 88 for no loss in 10.1 overs (R. Vishnu 38 n.o., Selva Ganapathy 32 n.o.).

Carrom tournament

The Lions Silver Star Open prize money carrom tournament (men and women) will be held at the Hall of Carrom, Nehru Stadium here from February 24 to 26.

The events are open singles (men & women) and non-medallist singles (men).

Entries close on February 22 with S. Anandan, Secretary, Ph: 9444039181, or P.N. Bhavani Shankar, Organising Secretary, Ph: 9840444851.

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