Aravindh, Lalith share lead with round to go

Overnight joint leaders GM MR Lalith Babu and Tamil Nadu’s GM Aravindh Chithambaram scored wins to be on top with 8.5 points each, after the penultimate round of the National Premier Chess Championshi

Published: 10th November 2017 02:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2017 10:42 AM   |  A+A-

Sharon Mary Cherian

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Overnight joint leaders GM MR Lalith Babu and Tamil Nadu’s GM Aravindh Chithambaram scored wins to be on top with 8.5 points each, after the penultimate round of the National Premier Chess Championship in Patna.

Prabhu beats Ashwin

Prabhu (MGC) defeated Ashwin (TC) 48-61, 57-27, 5-70 (70), 51- 34, 89-51 in a Group F match of the Indian Oil-Tamil Nadu state ranking men’s snooker championship. Group A: Shrikrishna bt Damu Manu 74-49, 62-26, 63-39; Mustaq bt Karthik 36-61, 30-66, 60-15, 52-30, 73-45; Naveen bt Karthick 41-49, 61-36,13-61, 65-43, 48-42. Group B: Prem Prakash bt Imran Ganj 66-56, 53-92, 32-66, 43-64; R Loganathan bt Vijay Kumar 65-26, 46-64, 95-7, 76-22; Sendil bt Prem Prakash 63-56, 55-19, 45-30;

Group C: Kaavya Bharath bt Thirumurugan 59-39, 49-29, 46-62, 72-14; Pranit R bt K Rakesh 50-69, 64-32, 64-30, 58-53; Monish Arya bt Thirumurugan 58-28, 65-50, 38-62, 56-23; Kaavya Bharath bt Rakesh 70-14, 76-15, 58-30; Group D: Easwara Murthy bt Santhosh 48-26, 42-56, 65-33, 70-8; Ashish Jain bt Easwara Murthy 68-9, 66-1, 62-25. Group E: Sreeni bt Ramesh 51-46, 82-58, 39-58, 81-20; M Premkumar bt Sajiv Mathews 64-33, 34-82, 47-71, 54,51, 62-29; Vadivel bt Sajiv Mathew 62-57, 52-48, 69-24; Group F: Prabhu bt Ashwin 48-61, 57-27, 5-70 (70), 51- 34, 89-51; Saranraj bt S Surendran 71-5, 88-17, 58-8; Group G: J Varunkumar bt Sasi 71-1, 69-31, 64-38; Prabhu bt Senthil Loganathan 68-75, 80-41, 54-42, 6-75, 72-33; Senthil Loganathan bt S Magesh 57-68, 66-49, 44-67, 62-42, 51-16; Group H: Parthiban R bt Gajendran 65-22, 74-51, 66-39; S A Saleem bt Sri Deepadharshan 66-42, 75-38, 65-13.

Sharon nets silver

Sharon Mary Cherian of the Schram Academy, Maduravoyal bagged a silver medal in the 400m freestyle event at the CBSE National Swimming Championships, held in Sonepat last week. She was competing in the U-19 category and missed gold by just a second. She also won bronze medals in 200m freestyle and 400m individual medley events. S Harshitha won a silver medal in 50m breast stroke, in the U-11 category.

10K run postponed

The fourth leg of the 10K INTENCITY run, to be held in Chennai, has been postponed from November 12 to January 21, due to inclement weather. Registrations for the Chennai leg are open until January 15. Contact: 09920710261.

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