Gireman and Divya continue to lead

Published: 21st July 2012 11:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2012 11:05 AM   |  A+A-


Despite first defeat in the tournament, R Divya Lakshmi of Chennai continued to lead with 7.5 points in the girls category at the end of the eighth round of the Tamil Nadu State Sub-Junior Chess Championships at Tiruchengode. Ja Gireman of Coimabtore defeated L Barath of Chennai to maintain the lead with 7.5 points in the Open section.

Important Results (9th round, Open): Ja Gireman (Cbe) 7.5 bt L Barath (Bloom) 6½, S Jayakumar (Bloom) 7 bt S Prasannaa (Kan) 6,5, P Iniyan (Ero) 6.5 drew with NR Visakh (Che) 6.5, NR Vignesh (Che) 7  bt Hemanth Raam  (Che) 6, M Arvind (Che) 6  drew with P Naren Swaminathan (Che) 6, S Ajay Krishna (Tlr) 5.5 lost to S Kumar (Che) 6.5, ASJ Akil (Mdu) 6.5 bt AL  Muthaiah (Tlr) 5, B Kumaran (Che) 6 bt A Visveshwar (Vel) 5, Vasantha Ruba Varman (Che) 6 bt GV Kishore (Slm) 5, M Vaisnav (Tpr) 6 bt P Sarveshwaran (Tpr) 5.

Girls: G Aarthi (Che) 6.5 bt R Divya Lakshmi (Che) 7.5,  U Ashwini (Che) 7 bt A Prakruthee (Che) 5.5, R Vaishali (Che) 6  drew with V Shvetha (Kan) 6.5, Y Saranya  (Tlr) 6 bt S Bharkavi (KK) 5.5, Priyadharshni (Kgi) 6 bt Annie Gladys (KK) 5, CR Aasha (Kan) 6 bt CR Varsha (Kan) 5, CK Varsha (Cbe) 5 lost to PL Kavitha (Slm) 6, TRS Dakshinya (Tpr) 5 lost to R Dharani Sree (Che) 6, D Meera (NLC) 4 drew with I Harivardhini (TLR) 5, VD Lakshmi (KK) 4 drew with A Harshini (TRR) 5.

Sethuraman Shines

J Sethuraman’s 61 helped Jupiter Sports Club beat Egmore Club by 62 runs in the TNCA Fourth Division League.

Brief scores: IVth Division ‘A’: Jupiter Sports Club 185 for 7 in 42 overs (G Vijay Kumar 46, J Sethuraman 61 n.o., S Surendar 32, L Venkata Narayanan 3-67) bt Egmore Club 123 for 9 in 42 overs (PN Baskaran 48 n.o., P Goutham 4-32).

Vth Division ‘C’: Haranath Cricket Club 138 for 8 in 31 overs (M Sriram 52, S Tarun Srinivas 4-32) lost to Kamyuth Club 141 for 8 in 30.2 overs (V Manikandan 3-24).


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp