1st Indian Chess Club tournament in Bahrain

1st event by Indian Club Bahrain

It was one of the biggest chess championships ever held in Bahrain, organized by the Indian Club Bahrain in association with Arjun’s Chess Academy. There were a total of 140 participants from 11 countries. The event saw a prize of $1500, with a top prize of $400 USD. Syria’s Mero Aghiad scored 6.5/7 to win the tournament. Novo Lee Anthony and Elsehenawy Ibrahim both scored 6/7, but Anthony took 2nd place thanks to better tiebreakers.

Aghiad was the 12th seed in the event, and then beat 2 titled players and won the event!

Tournament winner: Mero Aghiad (1595), 6.5/7 | Photo: Arjun Kakkadath

Finalist: Novo Lee Anthony, 6/7 | Photo: Arjun Kakkadath

A total of 88 Indian players took part in the tournament out of 140. While no Indian player was in the top 10, many of them won category prizes. Here are the prizes won by Indian players:

Category under 8 years old: Aaryan Sudheer Menon (2nd)

Aniruddh Anup (3rd)

Dhruvi Shrikant Panigrahi of India placed 1st in the U-10 category, with a score of 4.5/7 |Photo: Arjun Kakkadath

Category under 10 years old: Dhruvi Shrikant Panigrahi (1st)

Joel Dilip (3rd)

Rishi Kankhara won the U12 category. The top 3 players were all Indians! | Photo: Arjun Kakkadath

Category under 12 years old: 1st – Rishi Kankhara

2nd – Rudra Kankhara

3 – Dhrupad Lohidas

Vismay Sachar had the highest score among Indian players – he finished 11th overall, scoring 5.5/7 and winning the U-14 category. |Photo: Arjun Kakkadath

Category Under – 14 years old: 1st – Vismay Sachar

2nd – Vyom Gupta

3rd – Pranav Bobby Sekhar

Dhansika N won the award for best female. She finished 20th overall, scoring 5/7. | Photo: Arjun Kakkadath

Female category: 1st – Dhansika N.

2nd – Tanya Singh

3rd – Shayna Nagvekar

Alzayer Abdulla won the Best Bahraini Player award, scoring 5/7 and finishing 14th overall. | Photo: Arjun Kakkadath

Bahraini category: 1st – Alzayer Abdulla

2nd – Hasan Zaki

3 – Faqihi Abdulaziz

The crowded tournament hall. | Photo: Arjun Kakkadath

All prizes were distributed by Shaikh Abdulrahman Bin Rashid Al Khalifa. Indian Club Bahrain & Arjun’s Chess Academy Bahrain staged the entire 7 Round Rapid Event at Indian Club, Zubara Avenue, Area 308, Manama, Bahrain. The event time control was 10 minutes + 5 seconds from move 1.

Special thanks to Tournament Director and Deputy Head Referee Arjun Kakkadath for sending us all the photos and details. Delegates from the Indian Club and Arjun’s Chess Academy have informed us that there will be many more events to come in the future!

Final ranking

Rk. SNo Last name Type sex GR FEED Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB5 not w we w us K RTG+/-
1 14 Mero Aghiad. RSY 1595 6.5 0 30 27.25 6 2 5 4.5 1.18 3.32 20 66.4
2 111 Novo Lee Anthony ISP 0 6 0 33.5 28.50 5 2 seven 6
3 8 Elsehenawy Ibrahim EGY 1754 6 0 33 27.25 5 2 5 4.5 4.00 0.50 20 ten
4 9 Lumanog Eddie Jr.L. ISP 1694 6 0 31.5 26.00 6 3 5 4 3.99 0.01 20 0.2
5 seven OBJECTIVE Alaras Alvin ISP 1911 6 0 28 23.50 6 4 6 5 5.73 -0.73 20 -14.6
6 1 FM Ayyad Hussein BRN 2217 5.5 0 34 24.75 5 4 5 4.5 4.98 -0.48 20 -9.6
seven 6 A. Lateef Ahmad BRN 1956 5.5 0 34 24.50 5 2 6 4.5 5.44 -0.94 20 -18.8
8 2 Matic Dusan CSR 2107 5.5 0 32 23.75 5 2 6 4.5 5.98 -1.48 20 -29.6
9 5 FM Ayyad Maher BRN 2009 5.5 0 31 22.75 5 2 5 3.5 4.92 -1.42 20 -28.4
ten 34 Taqi Mohamed BRN 1182 5.5 0 31 22.25 5 1 4 2.5 0.46 2.04 20 40.8
11 17 AFM Vismay Sachar U14 INDIANA 1378 5.5 0 28.5 20.25 5 4 4 2.5 1.65 0.85 20 17
12 21 Vyom Gupta U14 INDIANA 1277 5.5 0 26 18.25 5 4 2 1.5 0.01 1.49 20 29.8
13 16 Pranav Bobby Sekhar U14 INDIANA 1500 5 0 34 23.00 5 3 4 2 2.06 -0.06 20 -1.2
14 70 Alzayer Abdulla BRN 0 5 0 34 22.50 5 1 6 4
15 93 Hassan Zaki BRN 0 5 0 31.5 21.50 5 3 seven 5
16 35 Faqihi Abdulaziz BRN 1163 5 0 31 20.00 5 4 3 1 0.36 0.64 20 12.8
17 12 Mussab Shaker BRN 1628 5 0 30.5 19.50 5 3 5 3 4.03 -1.03 20 -20.6
18 18 MCA Rishi N U12 INDIANA 1321 5 0 30.5 19.00 5 3 5 3 2.40 0.60 20 12
19 65 Alatoom Ibrahim BRN 0 5 0 30 19.50 5 3 5 3
20 32 Dhansika N. U12 w INDIANA 1190 5 0 29 17.50 5 3 3 1 0.18 0.82 20 16.4
21 25 Roudra U12 INDIANA 1245 5 0 28.5 19.50 4 2 2 0.5 1.24 -0.74 20 -14.8
22 38 Dhrupad Lohidas U12 INDIANA 1130 5 0 27.5 16.50 5 2 2 0 0.00 0.00 20 0
23 19 James Thomas INDIANA 1297 5 0 26 15.50 5 3 2 2 1.60 0.40 20 8
24 131 Michael Temporas ISP 0 5 0 24 16.00 5 1 3 2
25 20 Qanair fares U12 YOR 1293 5 0 23 14.50 5 1 2 1 0.81 0.19 20 3.8
26 23 AFM Prithvi Raj Prajeesh U14 INDIANA 1256 4.5 0 32 19.25 4 2 4 3 2.24 0.76 20 15.2
27 4 CM Ben Yahya Larbi TUE 2041 4.5 0 31.5 17.75 4 1 5 2.5 4.86 -2.36 20 -47.2
28 15 Felisilda Lou BRN 1518 4.5 0 30 17.25 4 1 3 1.5 2.75 -1.25 20 -25
29 33 Dhruvi Shrikant Panigrahi U10 w INDIANA 1183 4.5 0 30 13.75 4 2 3 1.5 0.10 1.40 20 28
30 48 Kablaoui Fouad Fahed NBL 1064 4.5 0 29.5 16.75 4 1 4 1.5 0.33 1.17 20 23.4

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