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3RD RGS Guwahati India Open International Rating Chess Tournament 2019


12th October 2019, Royal Global School Guwahati

Top seed Grand Master Vasquez Schroeder Rodrigo of Chile clinched the Champion’s title of the 3rd RGS Guwahati India Open International Rating Chess Tournament 2019 that concluded here today evening.

The Prize Distribution ceremony was attended by Member of Parliament Queen Ojha, Lakhya Konwar Member Secretary (SLAC) Govt of Assam, Mridul Kumar Mahanta, Additional Secretary (WPT&BC),Govt of Assam, Deba Kumar Mishra Director of Tourism, Govt of Assam, Ritubaran Sharma, Vice Chairman, Amtron, Atanu Lahiri, Joint Secretary, All India Chess Federation, Santanu Kalita, Vice President, Assam Boxing Association, Ankur Deka, Sr. Journalist, Assam Tribune and Amitabh Basumatary, President, Organizing Committee and host of other guest and officials.

Altogether 356 players from 7 countries – Chile, Belgium, Philipinnes, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh and host India  participated in this 6 day mega chess event which carried a total Prize Money of Rs 10 lakhs.

A total of 12 title players which included two Grandmasters, four International Masters, One International Master (elect), four Fide Masters and one candidate master also participated in the tournament.

Fide Arbiter Biju Singh of Meghalaya and Salina Masum of Guwahati Assam were awarded International Arbiter norm in this tournament.

The tournament was supported by Government of Assam, Life Insurance Corporation of India Limited (LIC), ONGC, Assam Tourism, Numaligarh Refinary Limited (Limited) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited among others. The event has been supported by Asomiya Pratidin, The Telegraph, NortheastLive and Prag Channel as Media Partner.

Candidate Master and the only National Chess Champion from Assam Master Shahil Dey was the best performer from Assam as he managed to secure the 13th Position in the final standings. Y Dhanabir Singh of Manipur who secured the 7th position was the best performer from the Northeast.

The tournament which is the biggest ever International Chess event of the entire northeast till date both in terms of prize money and number of total participants was organized by Assam Chess Club and Royal Global School at the state of the art indoor sports complex of Royal Global School from 7th to 12th October 2019.

All the participants were provided free lunch during the event. The outstation participants were provided air-conditioned furnished accommodation in the school hostel adjacent to the playing venue while the Grandmasters, International Masters and officials were accommodated in hotels.

The 3rd RGS Guwahati India Open International Rating chess tournament 2019 was inaugurated by Sri Keshab Mahanta, Honourable Minister, Government of Assam in the presence of Arjuna awardee Sri D.V Prasad, first International player from north east A.B Meetei of Manipur, Amitabh Basumatary, Additional SP, Assam Police and host of players officials and guest.

For pictures of the click on thie links below 

Opening Ceremony          

Match Days                        

Prize Distribution Ceremony 

For final Prize winners list click on the link below