CHENNAI: Naseeb Nazar inflicted a shocking 3-1 defeat on top seed and defending champion Ashok Subramaniam in the third round of the SA Faheem Classic-TNBSA Tamil Nadu 6 Red men’s state ranking tournament.
In the first two frames, after a well fought battle, Naseeb claimed victory in the pink ball game in both. Ashok seized the initiative with a break of 39 in the crucial third.
In the fourth frame, Naseeb thrashed Ashok 41-9 and Ashok was thrown out of the game in the colour ball situation.
Vignesh Cracks Ton
G Vignesh’s 102 (95b, 9x4, 2x6) helped ICF SA beat Prem CC by 85 runs in the Sicgil Trophy, which is being held for the last 26 years in a row.
Brief Scores: Quarterfinals: Madras Port Trust 76 in 18.3 ovs (C Thivakar 5/28) lost to Nelson 78/1 in 9.4 ovs (Asok Kumar 35 no); Sridhar CC 161/9 in 25 ovs (Praveen 69, Ram Prabhu 34, Jikendra 4/27) bt Sounder CC 134 in 26.1 ovs (V Jikendra 35, Mohana Sundaram 3/26).; Aruna CC 186/5 in 30 ovs (Akshay V Srinivasan 70, Maan K Bafna 67) lost to Swaraj CC 188/7 in 28.5 ovs (S Raja Ravivarma 57, S Senthil Kumar 57 no); ICF SA 222/3 in 30 ovs (G Vignesh 102, RM Karthik 71) bt Prem CC 137 in 26 ovs (K Vivek 41, S Padmanaban 3/25, G Vignesh 4/25).
Rohan, Swathi Win
M Rohan of DAV MHSS and Swathi Meena of Velammal New Gen Park won the U-7 boys’ and girls’ crowns, respectively, scoring seven out of seven points in the 18th Tiruvallur district selection chess tournament held at Angels
Mat Hr Sec School Final standings: U-7: Boys: M Rohan, DAV Mat (7/7); B Kaushik, Seetha Kingston House MHSS (6); S Sanjeev, Ebenezer Marcus School (6); Girls: Swathi Meena, Velammal New Gen Park (7/7); R Mahathi, SBOA Jr College (6); Rithika, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Thirumangalam (6); U-15: Boys: Al Muthaiah, Velammal MHSS (6/7); M Ganesh, Nazareth MHSS (6); P Yutesh, GK Shetty Vivekandha Vidalaya (5); Girls: I Harivardhini, Sarojini Varadhappan GHSS (6/7); Benasir, Velammal New Gen Park (6); B Kiruthika, Nazareth MHSS (5).