Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: Cheniram Pegu of Dibrugarh clinched title in 43rd All Assam Inter District Chess Championship-2021 (Senior) by scoring 7.5 points from 8 rounds. In the final round Cheniram beat former Champion Trailokya Nanda of Jorhat. Santanu Borpatra Gohain of Sivasagar got second position by scoring 6.5 points from same number of rounds. Shantanu beat Nihad Islam Hazarika of Guwahati in the eighth round. Rajdeep Das and Iftikar Alam Mazumder- both from Cachar- also scored 6.5 points but declared third and fourth respectively on the basis of tie-break score. In the final round Rajdeep beat Nilabh Jyoti Barthakur of Jorhat and Ifitiakr beat Rakesh Chakraborty of Jorhat. These four players are selected to represent Assam in National Senior Chess Championship. Abhra Jyoti Nath of Cachar, Mayank Chakraborty of Guwahati, Soram Rahul Singh of Cachar, Sashanka Shandilya of Darrang, Dhruv Phukan of Dibrugarh and Anurag Pritam Medhi of Sivasagar scored 6 points each and placed fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth position respectively.
Chirarajan Bhuyan of Guwahati adjudged best veteran while Urza Hazarika adjudged best women player. Chiraranjan Bhuyan scored 5.5 points and Urza scord 5 points from 8 rounds.
Tanveer Ahmed of Darrang scored 4.5 points and got first position in U-13 category (Boys) while Chararvy Choudhury of Guwahati got first position in U-13 Girls category by scoring 4.5 points. In U-11 boys category Abhirup Saikia of Guwahati scored 5.5 points and got first position and Nirali Gogoi of North Lakhimpur got first position in U-11 Girls category by scoring 2,5 points. Snigdha Bhowmick of Guwahati also scored 2.5 point but she was declared second on the basis of tie-break score. Emil Borgohain of Guwahati got first position by scoring 4 points in under 9 Boys category and Yati Agarwal got first position in the same age group category. Arohan of Guwahati bagged top spot with 3 points in U-7 boys' category and Suzein Ahmed of Darrang finished top with 3.5 points in the girl's section.