Mysuru, February 17:- Mysuru lad M P Ajith and V P S Darshan (CAR, Police Training School, Mysuru), tied with 6.5 points from seven rounds, but the former’s better tie-break score of 32.75 to the later’s 29.25, enabled Ajith to clinch the title in the Open category in the MDCA Open Chess Tournament conducted by Mysore District Chess Association (MDCA) at the University of Mysore Gymnasium Hall here on Sunday.
VPS Darshan finished second, while Chandrashekara Mayuraditya (6pts-26.50), Prasiddhi Bhat (6 points, 23) and Sanath K Jamadagni (6 points, 22.50) secured the third, fourth and fifth places.
The open winners were given cash prizes while the category winners in the boys and girls sections were given trophies. The prizes to the winners were given away by K R Premaleela, senior chess player, Krishnamurthy, Sudharshan and K R Shivarame Gowda.
Final placings – Open: 1. MP Ajith (6.5,32.75), 2. VPS Darshan (6.5,29.25), 3. Chandrashekara Mayuraditya (6,26.50), 4. Prasiddhi Bhat (6, 23) and 5. Sanath K Jamdagni (6, 22.50).
U -16 Boys – 1. Manukeerthi, 2. MG Prameeth and 3. I Kalal.
U-12 – 1. Arnav Muralidhar 2. P Sukruth and 3. P Karthik.
U-8 – 1. Nivaan Raghavendra, 2. Aarush S Gowda and 3. Saathvik Vishwanath.
U – 16 – Girls: 1. Sanjana G Rao, 2. Sadvini Girish and 3. Sanidhya Girish.
U-12 – 1. Dhatri Umesh, 2. Yashika R Joshi and 3. Nityashree Lokesha.
U-8 – 1. Diya Umesh, 2. Dhrithi Madhusudhan and 3. S.Yuvalaxitha.
Best veteran (above 55) – Men: L Seshadri, Women: K R Preemaleela.
Special prize (veteran) Men: D S Venkatesha, MDCA stated a press release. (NGB)