34th MPL Chess C’ship
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 30: Charvi A of Karnataka and Madhvendra Pratap Sharma of Madhya Pradesh are emerging as a clear leaders in girls section and open section respectively after the 9th round of the ongoing 34th MPL National Under-10 Chess Championship for boys and girls, being held at Kangra Fort Banquet Hall, Barnai, here today,
Two more rounds of the ongoing tournament are still to be played. Yudhvir Sethi, BJP vice president was the chief guest in the 9th round. Speaking on the occasion, he appreciated the world class arrangements made by All J&K Chess Association and wished the players good luck who came here to participate in the championship from different parts of the country.
About 500 persons including players, coaches, managers, arbiters, and others are taking part in the championship which will conclude after 11 rounds under Swiss System.
The Crown trust is organizing this event under the banner of All J&K Chess Association with the support of J&K Sports Council, wherein Digvijay Singh Samkaria owner of Kangra Fort is personally monitoring all the arrangements. Atul Kumar Gupta, president AJKCA is chairman of the organizing committee and it is the 18th big event organized by Chess Association president.