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National chess Championship for deaf from January 8 to 12

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Mysuru: The 22nd National Chess championship for hearing impaired will be conducted from January 8 to 12 at Rahul Convention Hall in the city.

Mysore District Deaf Association (MDDA) President Nagendra told media on January 06, ” all India sports council of the Deaf and Karnataka Sports Federation of The Deaf, are happy that Mysore district deaf association will be hosting 22nd National chess championship”.
 
More than 200 players from 22 districts are expected to take part and arrangements are made to accommodate them. Including the participants many junior and sub-junior level players will be taking part (around 50), he said.
 
Our players Aadish (Mysuru) and Yashaswini (Mangaluru) took part in the recent Winter Deaflympics held in Italy from December 15 to 20. The Indian team secured sixth place in overall Championship.
 
Here in this championship several international players including two from state will be taking part. They are Aadish (Mysore) and junior girl Yashs (Mangaluru). Nazmeen Rampur (Dharwad) sprang a surprise by defeating top players as she played exceedingly well in the last national chess championship at Jaipur early this year. Ranjini Ramanujam was the national champion from 2002 to 2007. She is the Arjuna Awardee, and is international level Badminton and chess player. She steered along with Palani, Aadish and Jayanth Sarath and catapulted the Indian team to secure second place in world chess Championship in 2010.
 
Our state was reigning in national overall championship for the third time, when we won in the last 21st national chess championship of the Deaf held at Jaipur on January last, said Nagendra.
 
Many players from Chess associations like Mysore G Academy and United Karnataka Chess Association are encouraging by recommending several players, Nagendra quoted. 
 
Rahul Convention Hall’s owner S Murthy has provided space and H V Rajiv has provided transportation facilities for the championship, Nagendra told.
 
Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Shankar will inaugurate the championship.
 
Lions Club’s Dr Nagaraj Byri, Cooperative Union President H V Rajiv, MDJA President  C K Mahendra, Karnataka sport federation of the deaf general Secretary V Kumar and  All india Sports council of the deaf general Secretary Suresh kumar G will preside.
 
Kanchana S Sharma conveyed through sign language the details of the championship. She will also coordinate with the participants during the championship.
 
– Team Mysoorunews

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