Top seed and Woman FIDE Master C Lakshmi of Chennai won the state girls U-11 chess title with a score of 8.5/9. R Srimathi of Madurai took the second spot with 7.5 points.
In the boys section, Prajesh, who had emerged champion with a round to spare, won his final round game against Tarun V Kanth to finish with nine points.
Top seed P Iniyan of Erode shared the second spot with R Dileep Kumar, R Upendra (both Chennai), P Yutesh (Thiruvallur) with seven points. Malarvizhi Hariharan, Head Mistress, Government Higher Secondary School, Somangalam, gave away the prizes.
Final Placings: Boys: 1. R Prajesh (Chennai) 9; 2-5. P Iniyan (Erode), R Dileep Kumar, R Upendra (both Chennai), P Yutesh (Tvlr) 7; 6-10. GB Harshavardhan, Arjun Kalyan (both Chennai), R Anup Shankar (Trichy), VS Raahul, S Aswin (both Chennai) 6.5. Girls: 1. C Lakshmi (Chennai) 8.5; 2. R Srimathi (Madurai) 7.5; 3-4 S Pooja (Chennai), B Kiruthika (Tvlr) 7; 5-9. KR Kiruthika (Tvlr), M Tejasvi (Chennai), BA Arputha Jasmine, CR Reshma (both Kanchi), MK Poorna Sri (Chennai) 6.5; 10. R Madhumitha 6.
Loyola Bag Crown
Harish and Yunus of Loyola College beat Fahad and Akram of New College 6-3, 6-2 to win the tennis doubles title in the 81st Bertram Memorial tournaments. In chess at the end of six rounds, Akash Iyer of Modern School led with six points, followed by Rajesh VAV of Loyola on 5.5.
Results: Tennis: Final: Harish/Yunus (Loyola) bt Fahad/Akram (New College) 6-3, 6-2. Basket Ball: 3rd round: Loyla Whites 51 (Praven 13) bt Dhanalakshmi 17 (Mohamed Azarudan 6); AVC 51 bt RV Government Arts College Chengalpatu 17 (Surya 8); Loyola Yellows 34 (Purus Hottam 15) bt Loyla Hostel B 20 (Prashant 8); GRD Coimbatore 56 (Sharan 21) bt Sherwood Hall HSS School 42 (Sadak Sabri 18); JIT Sripermbadur 71 (Ajinkiya 20) bt MCC B 40 (Nalla Guru 11); Sree Krishna College Coimbatore 35 (Abdullah Faiz 15) bt LICET 24 (Ram 7).