24th November 1996, Yes. It is our Red Letter Day. It was on this date that our Association came into being at No.20, Prakasam Street, B.V. Puram, Avadi, Chennai -54. Thiruvallur District was earlier known as Chengai MGR District, With the change in the political scenario, this name also got changed.
Our Maiden team of office bearers for the first two year term i.e., 1996 - 1998 camprised patrons Lion Dr. Ilangovan Vedagiri, Mr. Ln. B. Jayaraman, Mr. Ln. Victory M. Mohan as President, Mr. S. Narayanaswamy as Vice President, Mr. V. Venugopalan as secretary and Mr. S. Balaraman as the Treasurer. Mr. K. Sirajudeen, Mr. G. Ravi, Mr. R. Srivatsan, as joint secretaries V. Kumaraswamy, I. Ashok Kumar, K. Purushothaman, as organising secretaries and M.S. Charjalu, K. Gunasekaran as office secretaries. During 1996 - 98, the TVLRDCA conducted as many as 13 District selection Tournaments and one coaching programme to the young chess aspirants. Our successful players represented the TVLRDCA in the T.N. State selection championship.
R.K.Chopon Babu of Prodapt Solutions wins in the 23rd Tiruvallur- Sri Krishna Agency team selection chess championship at the end of final round held at Sports development authority of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvallur. We have received 132 players from nook and corner of our district though annual examination is going on. Rtn.Roop Kumar and Rtn.Phf. A.Kumaran being the Chief Guest of our prize distribution function and distributed the prizes jointly. We would like to thank the Press for having given us excellent coverage throughout the tournament. Final Standings: Men: 1) RK Chopon Babu (5/5); 2) Jones Prabhakaran(4½); 3) R.Raghavan(4½); 4) A Madhan Baskar(4); 5) N Vigneshwar(4); 6) Balaji Subramanian(4) 7) R Velmurugan(4); 8) G.Heman Raj(4); 9) Ramesh Murugesan(3½); 10) A Anand(3½). The ten players will represent as two teams(4+1) will represent Thiruvallur District in the forthcoming TN State Team Chess Championships to be held at Karur.
Tamizh Selvan Ganesan (Jaya Public School, Tiruninravur) of Under-15 Boy and G.Tejaswini (Velammal, Mugappair West) of Under-15 Girl emerged winner at the end of 6th round in the 23rd Tiruvallur District Under 07 & 15 Chess Championship organized here at Oxford Public School, Tiruninravur. The Chief Guests L. Kothai Nayaki, Chairman of Oxford Public School, Thiruninravur distributed the prizes to the winning children. We thank press for the excellent coverage throughout the tournament. Final Standings Under 07 Boys: 1) Rs Pranav Sai Ram (4/5); 2) M.Lohith (3); 3) VAZ Aaron Joseph (3). Under-7 Girls: 1) M.Priyanka (4/5); 2) Tanisha Narayanan (3);3) P. Kavenaya (3). Under-15 Boys: 1) Tamizh Selvan Ganesan (5½/6); 2) Varun Sasikumar (5); 3) M.Sivashankar (5) 4) C. Vengatesh Krishnan (5); 5) Pon Balaji(5). Under-15 Girls: 1) G.Tejaswini(5/6); 2) G.Chandralekha (4½); 3) M.Swati (4); 4) R.Kapila (4); 5) T.Harini (4). Top ranked, two players from U-07 and four players from U-15 Boys & Girls category will represent Tiruvallur District in the forthcoming Tamil Nadu State U-07 and U-15 Open and Girls Chess Championships to be held at Salem and Trichy respectively.
M Shyam Kumar of Velammal Surapet and G Tejaswini of Velammal West emerged winner at the end of final round of Under-17 B & G organized by Tiruvallur District Under-09 & 17 B & G Selection Chess Tournament held here at Satheesh Balaji MHSS, Kolathur, Chennai. The chief guest of the tournament Mrs.V. Daisy Maniammai, Principal, Satheesh Balaji MHSS distributed the prizes to the winners of the tournament. We thank press for the excellent coverage throughout the tournament. FINAL STANDING: U-9 Boys: 1) S. Sai Sarvesh (6/6); 2) R.Danvanth (5); 3) Y.Mitesh Khanna (5); 4) BU Prajeesh(4½). U-9 Girls: 1) V.Sagana Priya(5/6); 2) AK Sayshitha (4); 3) Amelia Mary Sabu ( 4); 4) M.Priyanka (4). U-17 Boys: 1) M.Shyam Kumar (5½/6); 2) P.Yutesh (5½); 3) Arnav Maheshwari (5); 4) BY Sooriya ( 5). U-17 Girls: 1) G.Tejaswini (5/6); 2) CN Rakshana(4); 3) M.Rithika (4); 4) B. Akshaya (3½). The top two ranker of U-09 & 17 Boys & Girls will represent Tiruvallur District in the forthcoming TN State Under- 9 & 17 Open & Girls Chess Championship to be held at Chennai and Nagapattinam respectively.
R. Roshan Abendhra Ramesh of Bhaktavasalam Vidhyashram and B. Akshaya of Sudharsanam Vidyashram emerged winner at the end of six and final round of Under-19 B & G organized by Tiruvallur District Under-11 & 19 B & G Selection Chess Tournament held here at Decathlon Mogappair, Chennai. The chief guest of the tournament Mr. A. V. Venkatasubramani, Manging Director, Vimalkanth Enterprises, Tamil Nadudistributed the prizes to the winners of the tournament. We thank press for the excellent coverage throughout the tournament. Final Standings: Under-19 Boys: 1 R. Roshan Abendhra Ramesh (4½/5); 2 Manikandan Rangan(4); 3 Aaryan Sharma(4); 4 M S Nawin(3½); 5 Ayush Martin Sabu (3½). Under-19 Girls 1 B. Akshaya (4½/5); 2 G. Tejaswini (4½); 3 R.Kapila (4); 4 M S. Ramela(4); 5 M. Charulatha (2½). Under-11 Boys: 1 B. Jashwanth(5½/ 6); 2 M Darshan Sasthaa(5); 3 N Pon Balaji(5). Under-11 Girls: 1 Tejasvi Suresh(4½/5); 2 R Lakshanaa(4½); 3 M.Rithika(4). Top two ranked players from U-11 Boys& Girls and top four U-19 Boy & Girls will represent Tiruvallur District in the forthcoming TN State U-11 & 19 Boys & Girls chess championships to be held at Cuddalore and Tirupur respectively.
R.Gokula Vishnu of Velankannai School and M.Rithika of KV School, Anna Nagar emerged winner at the end of final round of Under-13 B& G organized In commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Dharmamurthi Rao Bahadur Calavala Cunnan Chetty Garu- Tiruvallur District Under-13 & 25 B & G Selection Chess Tournament held hrere at Chennai. The chief guest of the tournament Dr. N. Rajendra Naidu, Director & Centre for Research and Development, Dharmamurthi Rao Bahadur Calavala Cunnan Chetty’s Hindu College distributed the prizes to the winners of the tournament. We thank press for the excellent coverage throughout the tournament. FINAL STANDING: U-13 Open: 1) R Gokula Vishnu (6½ / 7); 2) Tamizh Selvan Ganesan (6); 3) Roshan Abendhra Ramesh (6) U-13 Girls: 1) M.Rithika (5); 2) M Swati(4); 3) R Lakshanaa ( 4). U-25 Open: 1) I Harivardhini (6/7); 2) Manikandan Rangan ( 5); 3) S Rafik ( 4) U-25 Women: 1) R Mridula (4); 2) R Kapila ( 3); 3) D Priya ( 3). The top two rankers of U-13 & 25 Boys & Girls will represent Tiruvallur District in the forthcoming TN State Under-13 & 25 Open & Girls Chess Championship to be held at Krishnagiri and Namakkal respectively.
K.Gunasekean of ICF and G. Tejaswini of Velammal Mat.Hr.Sec.School,Mugappair wins in the 21st Sethu Bhaskara Rolling trophy for men and women with 7.5 and 7 out of passable 8 ponints in the district selection chess championship for Men and Women organized by Tiruvallur District Chess Association here at Chennai. We have received the record entry of 255 players from nook and corner of our district. We would like to thank the Press for having given us excellent coverage throughout the tournament. Final Standings: Men: 1) K.Gunasekaran (7½/8); 2) Tamizhselvan Ganesan (7); 3) P.Yutesh (7); 4) M.Shyam Kumar (6½); 5) R.Venkatakrishnan (6½); 6) S.Shyaam (6); 7) RK Chopon Babu (6); 8) C.Vengatesh Krishnan (6); 9) K.Charan (6); 10) BU Siddhesh (6). Women: 1) G. Tejaswini (7/ 8); 2) B.Akshaya (5.5); 3) G.Chanderlekha (5.5); 4) R.Kapila (5); 5) T. Harini (5); 6) M.Swathi (5); 7) CN Rakshana (5); 8) M.Sharavath (5); 9) M.Rithika (5); 10) Prahathi Mohanraj (4.5). The top four rankers of Men & Women will represent Thiruvallur District in the forthcoming TN State Men & Women FIDE Rated Chess Championships to be held at Coimbatore and and Tiruvarur respectively.
Al Muthaiah of Tiruvallur and R. Ashwath of Chennai emerged Champions in the in the 22nd TN State Open Rapid and 20th TN State Blitz Championships respectively. It was Jointly organized by TVS Polytechnic College and Tiruvallur District Chess Association on behalf of Tamil Nadu state Chess Association. We thank press for their excellent support throughout this TN State Event. The Chief Guest, Mr. Stephan Balasamy, Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Chess Association gave away the prizes to the winners. A total 291 Players participated in Open Rapid and 245 in Blitz. The top two will represent Tamil Nadu State in the forthcoming Nationals. Top five rankers of Open Rapid: 1) AL Muthaiah Al (Tiruvallur) (8.5/ 9); 2) Ram S. Krishnan (Chennai)(8); 3) N.Vignesh (Kanchipuram) (8); 4) P.Bala Kannamma (Chennai) ( 7.5); 5) LR.Srihari (Kanchipuram) (7). Top five rankers of Blitz: 1) R.Ashwath (Chennai) (8); 2) A.Ra. Harikrishnan (Chennai) (8); 3) Manu David Sundaram (Chennai); (8); 4) P.Vijay Shreeram (Chennai) (7.5); 5) K.Senthil Maran (Tiruvallur) (7.5). Photo Left to Right: Chief Guests: Mr.S.Venkatesan , Prop.Primetec industries, Mr. Stephan Balasamy, Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Chess Association and S.Kumar. Principal, TS Srinivasan Polytechnic college and Advanced training . 1.Ram S. Krishnan, Chennai; 2. Akash Pc Iyer, Chennai; 3. Karthik Rajaa Chennai ; 4. Nikhil Magizhnan, Tiruvallur; 5.Vignesh N, Kanchipuram; 6.Muthaiah Al Tiruvallur; 7.Bala Kannamma P Chennai, 8. Harikrishnan.A.Ra Chennai, 9. Srihari L R, Kanchipuram 10 Ashwath R, Chennai