Pounraj tops table

Coimbatore: R. Pounraj, with 4.5 points from five rounds, topped the table in the open class in the district-level selection trials tournament here recently.

The top four finishers in the open and under-15 section will represent Coimbatore in the State FIDE-rated championship at Karaikudi (July 7 to 14) and the State under-15 championship at Chennai (June 29 to July 4) respectively.

Final standings (top four only): Open: 1. R. Pounraj 4.5; 2. K. Dhanasekar 4; 3. S.B. Hari Pragadish (BVB) 4; 4. Shyam Pranav (Yuva Bharathi) 4. U-15: Boys: 1. M. John Christopher (Corpn. BHSS, Sidhapudur) 4.5; 2. Sai Krishnan (Chavara Vidhya Bhavan) 4; 3.K. Vignesh (Yuva Bharathi) 4; 4. S. Rahul (ABC MHSS) 4. Girls: 1. N. Akshaya (BVB) 4; 2. K. Shanmathi (Adwaith GNS MHSS) 3; 3. Yashmita Arul (Suguna Pips) 2.5; 4. Aarudhra Ganesh (GD MHSS) 2.