M’lore University Inter-Collegiate Chess tournament opens at St. Aloysius College

By Roydon D’Souza – Team Mangalorean

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Mangalore, September 14, 2009: The Mangalore University Inter-Collegiate Chess Tournament was inaugurated at St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore. The 3 day event kick started today and will continue till 16th September. 28 teams in men’s category and 11 women teams are taking part in this event.

The Chief Guest, Mr Gerald Santhosh D’Souza, Asst. Physical Director Mangalore University, Guests of Honour Mr. Deric Pinto and Mr. Prasanna Rao, Administrators, Derik Chess School, Mangalore, The Convenor Mr. Donnet D’Souza, Physical Director St Aloysius College (Autonomous) and Ms. Jane Melissa Monise, Secretary Sports Association were present on the dais.

The program started with a prayer song lead by the college choir, followed by lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, President, Guests of Honour and the Convenor along with the Sports Association Secretary. Mr. Donnet D’Souza, Convenor welcomed the gathering. A floral welcome was given to the guest present on the dais.

“Primary and High School students are excelling in Chess in the State and National level tournaments, but there is a shortage in number of College Chess players representing the State and Nationals. The reason is, that the students either discontinue because professional institutions fail to encourage these kinds of games” said Mr. Gerald Santhosh D’Souza the Chief Guest. “There is a need for more encouragement and a good platform for students to excel in Chess” he added.

“Chess is a mind game; I have a great regard for students who play chess because they are really sharp and intelligent, unlike other games this will not affect your studies but in turn improve it” said Fr. Swebert D’Silva in his presidential address.

“Mangaloreans are excelling in Chess especially in the State and National levels” said Mr. Deric Pinto who is the Founder and Administartor of Derik Chess School, Mangalore. “Chess has created a good platform for players to excel; especially in India where everyone or the other can achieve great norms in this field” he added.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Jane Melissa Monise, Secretary Sports Association, St. Aloysius College. Later Mr. Prasanna Rao read out the rules and regulations and explained them to the participants. He requested the participants for a fair and clean game and wished them luck.

On being asked to speak more about this event Mr. Donnet D’Souza, Convenor said to our correspondent that “This is the second time that we are organising this event after the inception of Mangalore University. First time we held this same event before 15 years. Back then only 20 men teams participated, and there were no women teams. But now after 15 years things have changed. It is really encouraging to know that women are encouraged and have developed a lot of interest in this game, we have 11 women teams participating this time and the men teams have increased to 28 teams”

Mr Deric Pinto, Founder and Administrator of Derik Chess School was the Guest of honour and he also helped the organisers through out the day in conducting the matches. He is the alumni of St. Aloysius College and has represented the college in many chess tournaments. On being asked to throw some light on his chess school and the work he was doing, he said that he started training students to play chess in 2000, later in 2001 he founded Derik Chess School with the prime objective of nurturing talents of the coastal belt of Karnataka into future chess champions. Students from as far as Goa, Chikmagalur, Hassan, Bangalore and Mysore attend the special training camps organised here during the vacations.

Derik Chess school is the second Chess School in India to transform 25 – 30 age group champions and 2 Indian representations in Asian Chess Youth Games. He also said that they have created visual chess training through video clips. He says that all this and more will be available for the chess lovers soon on his new initiative www.chessschool.in; by this he believes that he can train not only to the classes but also the masses.

Team Rankings at the end of Round 1:

Men

Sl. No. Name of the College Place

Points

1

Alvas College, Moodabidri

4

2

Canara College Mangalore

4

3

M.G.M. College Udupi

4

4

Mangalore University Campus Konaje

4

5

S.D.M. College Ujire

4

6

St Aloysius College Mangalore

4

7

St Mary’s Syrian College Brahmmavar

4

8

Vivekanada College Arts, Sci. &Com. Puttur

4

9

Upendra Pai Memorial College Udupi

3.5

10

Milagries College Kallianpur

3

11

Shree Bharathi College Mangalore

3

12

S.D.M. College of Business Mgt. Mangalore

2.5

13

Govinda Dasa College Surthkal

2

14

Sri Bhuvanendra college Karkala

2

15

Sri Dhavala College Moodbidri

2

16

St Philomena College Puttur

2

17

Tippu Sultan First Grade college Ullal

2

18

St Mary’s college Shirva

1.5

19

Besent First Grade Evening College Mangalore

1

20

S.V.S. College Bantwal

1

21

Govt. First Grade College Sullia

0.5

22

Badriya College Mangalore Mangalore

0

23

Govt. First Grade College Puttur

0

24

Govt. First Grade College Karkala

0

25

K.S.S. College Subhramanya

0

26

Laxmi Memorial College Hotel Mgt. Mangalore

0

27

Moti Mahal College of Hotel Mgt. Mangalore

0

28

Pompei college Aikala

0

Women:

Sl. No.

Name of the College Place

Points

1

St Mary’s Syrian College Brahmmavar

4

2

Vivekanada College Arts, Sci. &Com. Puttur

4

3

Milagries College Kallianpur

3

4

St Aloysius College Mangalore

3

5

Sri Dhavala College Moodbidri

2

6

St Agnes College Mangalore

2

7

S. V. S College Bantwal

2

8

Alvas College, Moodabidri

1

9

Mangalore University Campus Konaje

1

10

K.S.S. College Subhramanya

0

11

Shree Bharathi College Mangalore

0

Team Rankings at the end of Round 2:

Men:

Sl. No. Name of the College Place

Points

1

Canara College Mangalore

4

2

S.D.M. College of Business Mgt. Mangalore

3.5

3

Besent First Grade Evening College Mangalore

3

4

Govinda Dasa College Surtkal

3

5

K.S.S. College Subhramanya

3

6

Milagries College Kallianpur

3

7

Pompei college Aikala

3

8

Sri Bhuvanendra college Karkala

3

9

Vivekanada College Arts, Sci. &Com. Puttur

3

10

Govt. First Grade College Puttur

2.5

11

Alvas College, Moodabidri

2

12

M.G.M. College Udupi

2

13

S.D.M. College Ujire

2

14

S.V.S. College Bantwal

2

15

Sri Dhavala College Moodbidri

2

16

St Aloysius College Mangalore

2

17

St Mary’s college Shirva

2

18

St Philomena College Puttur

2

19

Moti Mahal College of Hotel Mgt. Mangalore

1.5

20

Govt. First Grade College Sullia

1

21

Govt. First Grade College Karkala

1

22

Laxmi Memorial College Hotel Mgt. Mangalore

1

23

Mangalore University Campus Konaje

1

24

Tippu Sultan First Grade college Ullal

1

25

Upendra Pai Memorial College Udupi

1

26

Shree Bharathi College Mangalore

0.5

27

Badriya College Mangalore Mangalore

0

28

St Mary’s Syrian College Brahmmavar

0

Women

Sl. No.

Name of the College Place

Points

1

Mangalore University Campus Konaje

3

2

Vivekanada College Arts, Sci. &Com. Puttur

3

3

Alvas College, Moodabidri

2

4

Milagries College Kallianpur

2

5

Shree Bharathi College Mangalore

2

6

Sri Dhavala College Moodbidri

2

7

St Agnes College Mangalore

2

8

St Aloysius College Mangalore

2

9

S. V. S College Bantwal

2

10

K.S.S. College Subhramanya

1

11

St Mary’s Syrian College Brahmmavar

1

The event will continue for 2 more days, keep visiting for the updates exclusively on Mangalorean.Com

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