National `A` Chess Championship of CAI from March 23rd

Updated: Mar 21, 2011, 20:55 PM IST

New Delhi: Chess Promotion and welfare
society will be conducting Grand National `A` Chess
Championship of CAI from March 23rd to 30th at Ludlow Castle
Sports Complex here.

The Rs 10 lakh prize money event will have see a total of
84 participants competiting in the event. 64 players were
selected from CAI National `B` Chess Championship held at
Saharanpur in August 2010 for the event, while 20 players from
10 CAI National chess championships, are also eligible to
participate in this event.

The winner will pocket Rs two lakhs, runner up will get a
prize of Rs 1.25 lakhs, and 2nd runner up will be awarded 75
thousand rupees. In this unique event every participant will
get prize, even 84th player will be getting 4000/- cash prize.

The Tournament will be played on Swiss league basis.

PTI