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Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir dominates 16th Chessmate Inter School Team Rapid Rating 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 10/05/2024

Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir scored an unbeaten 15/16 to win 16th Chessmate - Inter School Rapid Rating Team Tournament 2024. They defeated the defending champion, South Point High School A by 2.5-1.5 in the third round. They finished a staggering three points ahead of the field. Sudhir Memorial Institute (Girls) overall secured second place scoring 12/16. However, they became champion in the Girls category. DPS Ruby Park and South Point High School B also scored 12/16 each. They were placed second and third in the Open section. Among the girls, Bhavan's Gangabux and Gokhale Memorial Girls School scored 7/16 each to secure second and third position. South Point alumni and 43rd GM of India - Diptayan Ghosh was the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony. Photos: Rajendra Singh/South Point High School

South Point gets dethroned after a two-year reign

This is the only Inter-School Rapid Rating Team event in the country which has no entry fees, yet cash prizes and trophies are awarded to the prize winners. The total prize fund was ₹44000. The top three prizes were ₹10000, ₹7000 and ₹5000 along with a trophy each in both Open and Girls category. There were also best board prizes for each of the four boards in both categories.

Champion - Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir 15/16

Neelabhro Bandyopadhyay scored a perfect 8/8. Debayan Ray was the second highest scorer of the team 6.5/8. Tanish Das also remained undefeated 5.5/8. Only Venkatesh Das suffered two losses, scored 4.5/8.

Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir's team performance

Runner-up - DPS Ruby Park 12/16

Second Runner-up - South Point High School B 12/16

Champion in Girls - Sudhir Memorial Institute 12/16

Runner-up in Girls - Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir 7/16

Board #1 Open - Alekhya Mukhopadhyay of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Education 100% 8/8

Board #1 Girls - Saparya Ghos of Sudhir Memorial Institute 87.5% 7/8

South Point alumni - GM Diptayan Ghosh was the Chief Guest of the Prize distribution ceremony

Players in action

The tournament hall - Library of South Point High School

The tournament was organized by and at South Point High School on 26th and 27th April 2024. A total of 192 players represented 48 teams across West Bengal in this two-day eight-round Inter School Rapid Rating event. The time control was 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment.

Final standings

Rk.SNoTeamGames  +   =   -  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
16Bhavan Gungabux Kanoria Vidyamandir871015024,5485,8162
25Sudhir Memorial Institute (Girls)860212023413,5145
34DPS, Ruby Park852112023411,5149
43South Point High School-B852112022,5398,3149,5
512Garden High School852112019,5339,3153,5
61South Point High School-A851211022369,3140,5
713G D Goenka Public School, Dakshineswar843111020,5363,8150
88B D M International843111019,5310,5139
921St. Stephen's School, Dumdum851211019268,5133
1015St. Xaviers' Institution, Panihati850310020265121


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