Chess tournament with no entry fee and free lunch, certificates, trophies!


Chess tournament with no entry fees, free lunch and participation certificates, trophies sounds interesting, isn't it?
It is certainly not an easy job to organize a Chess tournament. Organizers need to have enough funds for the tournament hall, furniture, arbiters, man power etc also they need to calculate and plan the expenses, no. of participants accordingly.

Chess Promoters of Mumbai and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP - a political party in India) successfully organized a chess tournament, a total of 283 Chess players including 32 FIDE rated players from different places participated in All India Free Open Chess Championship. All the players got certificates, trophies and free lunch.
BJP gave away the prizes worth Rs 20,000 as promised. Each and every player got a trophy, Certificate and free lunch. Rahul Ved 2117 stood first. Total entries were stunning 283 with 32 International rated players including Sarvesh Karambelkar, Srinivas Menon, Priyanka Ved, Avinash Prakash, Uday Naik, Aditya Patnaik,etc.

Ravindra Chavan, the former Standing Committee President of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation was the Chief Guest. The event was a major success!!

Tournament details :

The tournament was held onFebruary 1 , 2009 at BJP Bhavan , Swatantryaveer Savarkar Road , Dombivli (East).
Tournament Format :One day Rapid swiss league Buchholz system.
Categories: U-12, U-20, Open
Total No. of Rounds : Maximum 8
Arrival and Inauguration: February 1.2009 at 9 A.M
1st Prize in Open category - Rs 3000
1st Prize in Under 20 Category - Rs 2500
1st Prize in Under 12 Category - Rs 500
Special Prize to School-School having 4 students with maximum points total


This association has been founded by a few Internationally Rated Chess Players with the purpose of creating an awareness of chess among general masses and schools.
Their mission is to conduct technically sound, professional chess tournaments in Mumbai also to develop Mumbai as India's leading chess playing city.
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About Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (Hindi: भारतीय जनता पार्टी [भाजपा], translation: Indian People's Party), founded in 1980, is a major political party of India.
The BJP, in alliance with several other parties, was in power from 1998 to 2004, with Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Prime Minister and Lal Krishna Advani as his deputy. It is the biggest constituent of the National Democratic Alliance which currently is in the opposition.

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