JAMMU: To give fillip to chess in Jammu and Kashmir and provide platform to the talented players to showcase their skills at the higher levels, All J&K Chess Association organized Chess Championship in Jammu from December 7 to December 10, 2017.
This was informed by Atul Kumar Gupta, President of All J&K Chess Association while interacting with media persons.
He said, forty players were selected and the venue was made Press Club Jammu.
He further said, only J&K State players participated which was played in round robin system as per International rules of chess.
Eight teams consisting of five players each played each other for top honours. The participating eight teams and their owners include Chess Champs (Owner-Taranvir Singh), Chess Tigers (Owner-Kuljeet Singh Jamwal), Jammu Chess Fighters (Owner-Baldev Raj), Kings and Queens (Owner-Dr AS Bhatia), Queen and Knight (Owner-Raj Kumar), B&W (Owner-Rakesh Gupta), White Knights (Owner-Atul Kumar Gupta) and Chess Aces (Owner-Sanjeev Gupta).
Secretary, J&K State sports Council, while tweeting write that, “chess teach you how to think not what. We must ensure students play them to think” (sic).