Chess selection tournament

ITANAGAR, 9 Jun: The All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (AAPCA), under the aegis of the All India Chess Federation, is going to conduct a ‘U-15 school chess selection tournament’ at Siddhartha Hall here from 24-25 June to select players to represent the state at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

“The champion and the runner-up in both categories, as well as the best player from government school in both categories (in total 3 boys and 3 girls) will get a chance to visit the Olympiad and to interact with grandmasters and other elite participants through simulations, lectures, etc,” the AAPCA informed in a release.

“These players will also be extended three nights’ stay free of cost to witness the Olympiad. In addition, an amount of Rs 3,000 will be reimbursed as travel expenses,” it said.

Interested candidates may contact 9774194044 and 8837232859 for details.