Five-day Greensky Trophy from September 12 at Telco

Jamshedpur, September 8: The Green Sky Foundation, in association with the East Singhbhum District Chess Association, will host the State Level Chess Championship Green Sky Trophy from 12-16 September 2022 at Rammandir Hall, Telco. The tournament offers a prize purse of Rs 1.78 lakh along with 35 trophies.

Informing about the game mode and system, Chief Arbiter Jayant Bhuyan said the tournament will be held according to FIDE chess laws and Swiss FIDE system with 9 rounds of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds each.

“The tournament is open to players from Jharkhand and we have so far received 28 entries from five districts including East Singhbhum, Garhwa, Hazaribagh and Ranchi but we expect 150 players to participate in the cash-rich event. “, said Jayant Bhuyan speaking to the press. conference at a Telco hotel.

With a rating of 2041, Rohan Vijay Shandilya is the highest ranked seed in the boys category while Navika Jaiswal (rating 1196) is the highest rated player in the tournament.

Rahul Pathak, Head of Sports and Education, Green Sky Foundation and Tournament Organizer informed that the winner will receive a cash reward of Rs 50,000 and a trophy. The first runner-up will receive Rs 30,000 and a trophy while the second runner-up will receive Rs 20,000 and a trophy. The top 30 female players will receive a cash reward while the top 3 female and veteran players will also receive cash rewards, Pathak said.

He further stated that the trophy will be awarded to the top 3 players from U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, boys and girls, as well as the youngest player.

“The objective behind organizing the tournament is to improve sport and education, to provide a platform for the individual and to help society achieve the basic necessities of life. We are running Akash Canteen in Jamshedpur which offers meals at Rs 10 and hope to spread to other parts of the city,” added Rahul Pathak.

Deputy Chief Referee Chandan Kumar Prasad was also present at the press conference.


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