CHENNAI: Seeded players had easy starts in the 1st all-India Open FIDErated inter-school chess tournament at St Peter’s International School, Kodaikanal. International Master R Balasubramaniam and Grandmaster norm holder Ram S Krishnan opened their account without fuss. Top seed N Lokesh (ELO 2211) scored a smooth victory against Amisha Sany.
Important results: (Round 1): Lokesh N bt Amisha Sany M; Emmanuel Austin B lost to Syed Shazuli; Ram Krishnan bt Kavin B; Jaidambareesh NR lost to Lakshmi Narayanan; Balasubramaniam R bt Varnika Sre; Ramakrishnan M lost to Phoobalan P; Swaraj Palit bt Swethitha C; Sabarish Parthiban lost to Vijay Anand; Sivakumar C bt Vismitha S; Leaha B lost to Saranya Y.
Indian Bank win
Indian Bank defeated Aqua Sports 25-23, 31-33, 25-18, 21-25, 15- 11 in the Aqua Group 49th statelevel volleyball tournament for the Texmo Cup in Coimbatore. Results: Indian Bank bt Aqua Sports 25-23, 31-33, 25-18, 21-25, 15-11; SRM University bt Income Tax, Chennai 25-23, 25-19, 28-26; Customs bt Indian Bank 25-18, 19-25, 24-26, 25-22, 15-9.
D Sushil Raj’s 50 helped Savya Sachi Cricket Academy defeat Little Hearts Cricket Academy by 49 runs in an U-16 league match of the LMCA T20 Trophy at Little Masters KVT grounds, Madhavaram.
Brief scores: U-16: Savya Sachi Cricket Academy 124/2 in 20 ovs (Sushil Raj 50) bt Little Hearts Cricket Academy 75/7 in 20 ovs (P Saravanan 3/10); St Josephs Cricket Academy 151/4 in 20 ovs (Deepak Kumar 38 no) bt Little Masters Cricket Academy B 93/9 in 19.2 ovs (M Anush 3/11, R Rohit 3/13); Savya Sachi Cricket Academy 140/6 in 20 ovs bt SJCA 52/6 in 20 ovs. U-12: Little Masters Cricket Academy B 74/8 in 20 ovs lost to Little Masters Cricket Academy A 75/3 in 11 ovs.
Table tennis tourney The Indian Oil Corporation 1st state ranking table tennis tournament, organised by Centre Court TT club, will be held at Hall of Table Tennis, JN Stadium, from June 2 to 4. Entries close on May 26. For details contact: 9444144482.
Villupuram boys shine Villupuram eased past Dharmapuri 45-29 in the boys’ section on Day 1 of the 29th Junior State basketball championship for boys and girls beign held at SRM University. Results: Boys: Villupuram 45 bt Dharmapuri 29; Viruthunagar 42 bt Theni 37. Girls: Erode 43 bt Thirupur 27; Coimbatore 57 bt Salem 29.