BANGALORE: Shalon Joanne Pais bagged the State women's chess title with four points at Mangalore on Tuesday. In the fifth and final round, Shalon drew with Gangamma.
There was a four- way tie for the second place with Gangamma, K. Manasa, Vanessa D'Souza and Andrea D'Souza, all finishing with 3.5 points. Manasa, however took the second spot on the basis of her better progressive score while Gangamma finished third and Vanessa and Andrea were placed fourth and fifth respectively.
The results (fifth round ): B.N. Gangamma (3.5) drew with Shalon Joanne Pais (4) ; K. Manasa (3.5) drew with Vanessa D'Souza (3.5); Pavitra Jagtap (3) drew with Andrea D'Souza (3.5); Sampada (2) lost to Nisha Padkar (3); Chrisel Ann Pais (3) bt Sushmita Rao (3); Vardhika Shetty (2) drew with Vidya Nachappa (1.5); Anisha (1) lost to Eulia Pereira (2) .