State level Open Chess Tournament chess champion D Lakshman Rao

AP STATE OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT held at Guntur on 26th and 27th of June attracted nearly 400  participants organised by NTR Stadium Chess Association with the support of CAGD and APCA. The Winners of the tournament was Mr. D Lakshman Rao of Eluru who previously won 49 State Championships also bagged the 50th State Championship and made a record winner of the 50 State Championships. And Runner-up was Mr.T Gowtham of Guntur, a senior player and coach showed a creditable performance. The Third prize was bagged by Mr. Pridhviraj of Krishna District also performed extremely well competing with the senior players. On this occasion our President Mr. Y D Rama Rao and our Secretary Mr. K N Gopal was felicitated by NTR Stadium Chess Association with N Suresh as Secretary and Sri. D Sreenivasa Rao as Chairman who made a creditable event after a long gap in Guntur.

Members in the photo from left to right :

K N GOPAL – APCA – SEC.

P KUMARA SWAMI -NTR STADIUM CHESS ASSOCIATION JOINT SEC.

D SREENIVASA RAO – CHAIRMAN NTR STADIUM CHESS ASSOCIATION

D RAJA MASTAR – AP LIBRARY CHARIMAN

A SUBBA RAO – EX MEMBER NTR STADIUM

IMTIAAZ KHAN – JOINT COLLECTOR

V V MALLESWARA RAO – EX MEMBER NTR STADIUM

N KASAIAH – PRESIDENT NTR STADIUM CHESS ASSOCIATION

N SURESH – SEC. NTR STADIUM CHESS ASSOCIATION

K KANNA REDDY – VICE PRESIDENT NTR STADIUM CHESS ASSOCIATION