APCA News, Events & Announcements
AICF: Kind Attention - Eligible Players to participate in the Asian Youth Chess Championship - 2013 to be held at Iran from 19th to 27th June, 2013 as a donor entry the fee for the same is Rs.53,500/- towards Entry fee, registration fee, Board & Lodge in twin sharing basis only. For accompanying persons the fee of Rs. 45,600/- towards Reg fee, Board & Lodge in twin sharing basis only. We therefore request you to kindly confirm your participation on or before 15th May, 2013 along with passport details to the All India Chess Federation. The Demand Draft should reach AICF office on or before 18th May, 2013.
AP State Qualifiers for National U-7 and U-17 Chess Championship 2013
Final Results of A.P. State Under 7 and Under 17 Chess Championship 2013
Under 7 Girls: 1. Sevitha Viju M., 2. Meghana P.
Under 7 Boys: 1. Uppala Praneeth, 2. K Abhiram Reddy.
These four players will represent Andhra Pradesh State in National Under 7 (Boys & Girls) Chess Championship to be held at Pune (Maharastra State) from 1st to 9th May, 2013.
Under 17 Girls: 1. P Supreetha, 2. Sabbi Srirohitha, 3. Aasa Deepika K., 4. S. Akhila, 5. Ankitha Goud Palle.
Under 17 Boys: 1. Bala Chandra Prasad, 2. M. Chakravarthi Reddy.
These (2 boys & 5 girls) players will represent AP State in National Under 17 (Boys & Girls) Chess Championship 2013 to be held at Dibrugarh, Assam State.
In valedictory function Chief Guest K Ramachandra Reddy of A V Education Society distributed the trophies and cash prizes to the winners. Sri A. Narasimha Reddy, Vice President, AICF, Chairman – Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh presided over the function. Dr. M Bhagawanth Reddy, Principal, A V College; Dr. P Yadagiri, Chairman, Staff Assn., AV College; Sri A Narasimha Rao, Vice President, APCA; Major K A Shiva Prasad, Tournament Director and Sri K Kanna Reddy, General Secretary, APCA also graced the occasion.
Event details at APCA Tournament Calendar
83rd Brilliant Trophy - State Open Prize Money Chess Tournament - 13th & 14th Apr, 2013
Atluri Prateek of D.A.V. Public School, Safilguda won the 83rd Brilliant Trophy - juniors category by scoring 6 points out of 6 rounds while Meghanshram got second place with 5.5 points and A. Rohith got third place with 5 points.
V. Varun won the open categoty of 83rd Brilliant Trophy Chess Tournament by scoring 6 points out of 6 rounds, while Deepthamsh Reddy got second place with 5.5 points and D. Suresh got third place with 5 points.
JUNIOR Category - Champion: Atluri Prateek of D A V Public School, Safilguda. Age Group Winners - Boys: Under 14 - 1. Ch. Sai Arun 2. G. Abhijit, Under 12 - 1. Bipinraj 2. K. Pranav Sharma, Under 10 - 1. B.V. Meghanshram 2. A. Rohith, Under 8 - 1. Raivath M. 2. Hitesh, Under 6 - 1. V. Praneeth 2. Ch. Pradhyumn. Girls: Under 14 - 1. R. Harilasya 2. M. Aiswarya, Under 12 - 1. Ranjana Reddy 2. Amitha Karan Jaiswal, Under 10 - 1. S. Meghana 2. S. Jaswitha, Under 8 - 1. I.Gayatri 2. Nausheen and Under 6 - 1. Anitha Reddy 2. D. Anjum.
OPEN Category - Top Ten Places: 1. V. Varun, 2. Deepthamsh Reddy, 3. D. Suresh, 4. S. Khan, 5. K. Praneethsurya, 6. M.Y. Raju, 7. S. Subbaraju, 8. J.C. Karhitk, 9. D.L.K. Bhushan, 10. Sk. Saidulu, Best Women: P. Ramadevi and Best Veteran: Durga Prasad P.V.
Event details at APCA Tournament Calendar
AICF: One time clemency to who took part in unauthorized tournaments - AICF has decided to offer one time clemency to all those players who took part in unauthorized tournaments so that they can join the mainstream and continue their chess activities, provided they give a letter of regret for participating in such unauthorized tournaments and assuring us not to repeat the mistake... more info at www.aicf.in
AICF: Attention all Players, Arbiters, Organisers and State Associations - It has been observed that many players registered with AICF have two or more FIDE/AICF ids. AICF intends making it foolproof to ensure that each player has only one FIDE and one AICF id.... more info at www.aicf.in
APCA: Souvenir of Raja Bahadur Venkatrama Reddy Memorial - In occasion of Raja Bahadur Venkatrama Reddy memorial anniversary, we inviting all chess players (International, National Medal Winners & all FIDE rated chess players with their bio data), Chess Coaches, Organizers (Official Tournaments & Fide Rating Tournaments - International, National, State level in the last ten years), Arbiters, APCA Members (All District Chess Associations) are requested to give their details and photos for printing the souvenir of Raja Bahadur Venkatrama Reddy (Kotwal of Hyderabad from 1920 to 1934. The Commissioner of Police of the City of Hyderabad used to be called the "Kotwal". It is one of the oldest offices and used to be the most powerful job in the Government).
Please send relevant details immanently to email id: firstname.lastname@example.org, for more details contact Anand Naik (Cell: 92479 79886).
AICF: Medical Evaluation of the age of Chess Players - The Medical Evaluation to determine the age of the players, will be held at Chennai on 20th and 21st April, 2013. Players who do not have proper documents as per AICF rules may kindly avail this opportunity... more info at www.aicf.in
PSPB and Air India wins the National Team Chess Championships - 2013
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) won the HCA 33rd National Team Chess Championship with a round to spare. PSPB fielding an all GM's team won all their matches and finished with 18 match points from 9 matches. Indian Railways B and A team finished 2nd and 3rd respectively with 14 and 13 match points to their credit. PSPB beat Air India on the top table in the final round with a 3.5 - 0.5 score with sole draw coming from the 2nd board truce between GM Adhiban and IM Chandrashekhar Gokhale.
GM Abhijeet Gupta invasion through the b file on the 26th move was so swift, his opponent Satyapragyan’s counter attack never came to lime light and the game ended in 33 moves when material loss was inevitable.
In the corresponding women section as expected Air India completed the formalities with 14 match points by accounting for 3.5 – 0.5 win over Tamilnadu. Vaishali's half a point against WGM Bhakthi Kulkarni was a sole consolation, with the former having a better position when signing the truce.
AICF: India set to be No.1 in Chess by 2016-2017. The number of Indians in the FIDE rating file is ever climbing. The number in the February 2013 rating list is a massive 29550. In 2013-2014, India should surpass that of Spain and by 2016-2017... Read more at www.aicf.in ››
National Team (Open & Women) Chess Championship - 2013 Live Webcast.
National Team Chess Championship will be web-casted live on www.sports360.in on 20th and 26th. On 26th Live will begin at 9 AM. Videos will be available daily at 8 PM and will be available for ONE month.
Kind Attention: Meritorious chess players of AP - The SAAP is awarding cash incentives for meritorious AP chess players. Please contact Mr. K. Kanna Reddy, General Secretary, APCA (Cell: 939 110 2940) for more details.
AP Under-17 Team won the Gold Medal at School Games Federation (SGF) Nationals 2012
Andhra Pradesh Team under the leadership of V. Karthik has won gold medal in under -17 category of SGF Nationals held at Mumbai in the month of December, 2012.
The AP Under-17 team consists V. Karthik (Captain), M. Krishna Teja, V. Pranav Nanda, J. Agni and Manoj Kumar. Also it is the pride of AP Team to get three board prizes for 1. V. Karthik, 2. M. Krishna Teja, and 3. V. Pranav Nanda.
It is a proud moment for AP apart from U-17, U-14 Bronze Medal and U-19 Silver Medal. This is the first time AP is getting a Gold Medal in SGF Nationals. APCA congratulates the AP Teams for their achievements.
AP Players Won 16 Medals in Asian Schools Chess Championship 2012
Andhra Pradesh players won 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 6 Bronze medals in 8th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2012 held at New Delhi from 13th to 20th December, 2012.
Chinnam Vyshnavi won Bronze Medal in standard section of Under-7 Girls category. Bommini Mounika Akshaya won 2 Bronze Medals in standard and rapid sections of Under-9 Girls category. Raja Rithvik won Gold Medal in rapid section of Under-9 Open category. Kushagra Mohan won Silver Medal in standard section of Under-9 Open category. Potluri Supreetha won Gold Medal in standard section and Silver Medal in blitz section of Under-11 Girls category. Priyanka N won Silver Medal in rapid section and Bronze Medal in blitz section of Under-11 Girls category. Teja Suresh M won Bronze Medal in standard section of Under-13 Open category. Matta Theja Sahhethhe won 2 Gold Medals in standard and blitz sections of Under-15 Girls category. Aasa Deepika Kuditipudi won Bronze Medal in rapid section of Under-15 Girls categroy. Krishna Teja N won Gold Medal in standard section and 2 Silver Medals in rapid & blitz sections of Under-15 Open category. He is the only player from AP won medals in all three sections of the championship. APCA congratulates all the medal winners.
Congratulations! Commonwealth Chess Champion Lalith Babu
Grandmaster M R Lalith Babu was crowned the Commonwealth Champion 2012 at Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012, Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai on 1st December, 2012.
Along with Lalith Babu's championship title, Andhra Pradesh players R. Raja Rithvik bagged Silver Medal in Under-8 category, Harsha Bharathakoti won Gold Medal in Under-12 category, N. Krishna Teja won Silver Medal in Under-14 category, Pratyusha Bodda won Gold Medal in Under-16 category and Chandika Divyasree got Bronze Medal in Under-20 category along with 2nd International Master Norm.
In the prize distribution function Sri Krishnamachari Srikanth, Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team has also participated as a special guest of honor.
Congratulations! World Under-10 Girls Champion Priyanka
N Priyanka of Vijayawada has won the World Under-10 Girls Championship 2012 at Maribor in Slovenia on 18th November, 2012.
APCA Congratulates the champion.
Congratulations! National Schools Chess Championship 2012 medal winners
Chinnam Vyshnavi of Guntur District won the Gold Medal in U7 Girls Category and Raja Rithvik of Warangal won the Silver Medal in U9 Open Category of National Schools Chess Championship 2012 held at New Delhi. These players will represent India in forthcoming Asian Schools Chess Championship 2012.
APCA congratulates the medal winners of AP for their achievements.
Congratulations! National U9 - 2012 medal winners: Kushagra Mohan and Mounika Akshaya
Kushagra Mohan of Hyderabad won the Silver Medal in Boys Category and Bommini Mounika Akshaya of Guntur won the Bronze Medal in Girls Category of XXVI National U-9 (Boys & Girls) Chess Championship 2012 held at Ahmedabad, Gujarat from 1st October to 10th October, 2012.
APCA congratulates the medal winners of AP for their achievements.
Congratulations! Amarnath Inaganti, General Secretary, IPCA.
Amarnath Inaganti, South Central Railway Sports Person, was elected as General Secretary for International Physically Disabled Chess Association (IPCA) at Istanbul, Turkey. IPCA is a body which works for disabled chess players and affiliated to World Chess Federation (FIDE).
APCA congratulates him for this honour.
APCA congratulates Amithpal Singh and Team for opening up Maestro Chess Academy in Hyderabad. The chess faculty comprises of internationally reputed chess players Matta Vinay Kumar, Vikramjeet Singh, Rishpal Singh and Amithpal Singh. Visit www.maestrochessacademy.com for more details.
Congratulations! Asian Youth Chess Championships 2012 Medal Winners of AP
Priyanka of Vijayawada won Six Gold Medals, the maximum by any player in the tournament, three each in Rapid, Standard and Blitz. And also Team Gold Medals in all three sections of U-10 Girls Category. Rahul Srivatshav won individual Standard Bronze Medal and got three Gold Medals in Rapid Team, Standard Team and Blitz Team sections of U-10 Open Category. Harsha Bharathakoti won individual Rapid Gold Medal, Rapid Team Gold Medal and Blitz Team Gold Medal in U-12 Open Category. Abhilash Reddy won individual Rapid Bronze Medal in U-18 Open Category. Kushagra Mohan of Hyderabad won 3 Medals in the U-8 Team Category. He won two Silver Medals each in Blitz and Standard Categories and a Bronze Medal in Rapid section alongwith his team members Pragnanandhaa of Tamil Nadu and Shah Aryan of Maharashtra. G. Lasya won individual Blitz Bronze Medal in U-16 Girls Category. She also won two Team Gold Medals in Standard and Blitz Categories.
APCA President A. Narasimha Reddy and all dignitaries of APCA congratulated the medal winners. Chess fraternity of Vijayawada celebrating the stupendous victory of Priyanka.
World Champion Viswanathan Anand Honoured by APCA at AICF AGM Chennai
FIVE-TIME World Champion Viswanathan Anand honoured by APCA along with AICF and various state associations at AICF Annual General Body Meeting, Comfort Inn, Marina Towers, Egmore, Chennai on Sunday, 3rd June, 2012. Among the dignitaries Major K. A. Shiva Prasad, Vice President, APCA and K. Kanna Reddy, General Secretary, APCA celebrated victory of universal icon Vishy Anand.