SECUNDERABAD: The South Central Railway Golden Jubilee General Manager Chess Cup 2017-18, hosted by South Central Railway Sports Association (SCRSA) and organized under the aegis of Telangana State Chess Association (TSCA) being held at Rail Kalarang, Bhoiguda, Secunderabad was inaugurated today by Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway today i.e., 25th December, 2017. The General Manager also inaugurated the website of TSCA on the occasion.
The SCR Golden Jubilee General Manager Chess Cup, which will conclude on 27th December, 2017, will see over 200 players in action, from Telangana and several other states. Vikramjit Singh of SCR is the top seed while V.Varun of Telangana is seeded second. The total prize money is Rs.2.38 lakh.
Addressing the gathering at the inaugural function, Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway highlighted the encouragement being given to sports on Zone. SCR boasts of one of its kind international standards integrated sports facility in the country, the Railway Sports Complex, popularly known as RRC grounds at Secunderabad. SCR has produced a galaxy of international and national sports stars, the General Manager informed. This is possible because of the excellent environment being provided to the sports persons recruited by the Zone in various disciplines to hone their skills and perform to the best. The chess team of SCR also holds an excellent pool of players, who have bought laurels to Indian Railways, he said.
Arjun Mundiya, President, SCRSA; E.V.Krishna Reddy, General Secretary, SCRSA, A.Narasimha Reddy, President, TSCA and Bar Council Chairman, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh State and K.S.Prasad, Secretary, TSCA also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, M.Umashankar Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer, SCR and Secretary, Chess, SCR Sports Association welcomed the gathering and detailed on the objective of the Chess festival organized by SCRSA and TSCA. He spoke of the efforts made by the SCRSA in the conduct of this event and credited the General Manager, SCR as the main source of inspiration for the same. The Chess tournament forms part of the Chess Festival 2017, being held from 22nd to 30th December 2017, during which a three day “Coaching camp for Children” of various age groups has been organized and a “Coaching camp for Coaches” will follow the tournament.
Saypuri Srithan, wins SCR Golden Jubilee General Manager Chess Cup
The South Central Railway Golden Jubilee General Manager Chess Cup concluded today i.e. 27th December, 2017. The tournament, held at Rail Kalarang, Secunderabad was won by Saypuri Srithan, while V.Varun was the Runner up. The third prize went to G.V.Srinivasa Rao. Shri M.Umashankar Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer, South Central Railway and Secretary/ Chess, SCR Sports Association gave away the prizes along with Major Siva Prasad, Vice President and Shri K.S.Prasad, General Secretary, Telangana State Chess Association. The Tournament which carried prize money of Rs.2.38 lakh saw over 200 contestants in various categories.
Addressing the gathering, Shri M.Umashankar Kumar highlighted the encouragement given to sports by South Central Railway, including the game of Chess. The Zone boasts of some top names in Chess amongst its ranks, he added. Shri Umashankar Kumar called up on the participants to take to the game with total commitment, as it not only brings out the mental capability of a player, but also develops their physical strength. He spelt out the importance of coaches and parental support, in honing the skills of the players and getting them to perform to their best.
The tournament was hosted by South Central Railway Sports Association (SCRSA) and organized under the aegis of Telangana State Chess Association (TSCA).