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2 days till the Big Chess Interschool tournament starts in Mumbai

by Himank Ghosh - 21/05/2024

There are only 2 days left till the Big Chess Inter-School tournament kicks off in the Phoenix Marketcity Mall, Mumbai! School students upto Class 10th all over from Mumbai can take part in this 7-round swiss tournament with a small entry fees of Rs. 100. There are a total of 6 age categories, and attractive prizes are available for the position holders! The tournament will take place from 24th-26th May. There's a very special surprise waiting for you on the final day - GM Vidit Gujrathi will be giving a simultaneous exhibition to the top two finishers of each section, and two special entrants from Wildr! Find out all about this tournament and register fast - we have limited spots.

Inter-School Chess tournament in Mumbai from 24th-26th May

The flyer for the Big Chess Inter School tournament taking place in the Phoenix Marketcity Mall, Mumbai.

There was a legacy of  Inter-school chess tournaments happening in Mumbai back in the 90's and 2000s. Mumbai Scholastic Chess is back with a bang - we are organizing the Big Chess Inter School tournament 2024 from 24th-26th May 2024! This tournament is supported by Phoenix Marketcity, Teach Chess India, and Wildr. There's an unique time control which is semi-classical! Keep reading for all the information about this tournament. Only two days are left to register for the event, so register now!

Register for the Big Chess Inter-School tournament 2024

The venue of the tournament

The tournament will take place at the Phoenix Marketcity Mall, Mumbai. For those of you who are regular visitors of the ChessBase India Chess Club, or have just visited the Big Chess summer camp (13th-19th May), you will find this to be a very familiar place to play chess in! The location of the Phoenix Markectcity mall is embedded below.

A birds-eye view of the playing hall in the Phoenix Marketcity Mall, Mumbai. | Photo: Abhyudaya Ram

A game of chess going on at the Big Chess Summer Camp 2024 - in Atrium 5, Phoenix Marketcity Mall! | Photo: Abhyudaya Ram

Who can take part in this tournament?

There are 6 age categories in the Inter-school chess tournament - Under-6, Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, and Open category (Under 10th standard). You can check the minimum requisite date of birth in the graphic shared below. Remember, you can always take part in a higher age category - 6-year-olds are more than welcome in Under-12!

The eligibility criteria of the tournament

Schedule and time control

The Big Chess Inter-school tournament will take place from 24th-26th May 2024. This is a 7-round swiss tournament with a semi-classical time format of 30 minutes + 15 second increment starting from move one. The first day will have 2 rounds of play, 2nd day will have 3 rounds of play, and on the last day there will be 2 rounds of play followed by a very special simul with GM Vidit Gujrathi, who will also be distributing the prizes to the winners of respective categories.

The complete schedule of the Big Chess Inter School tournament, with all the timings.

Simul with GM Vidit Gujrathi

The infographic for the Vidit Gujrathi simul on 26th May at the Phoenix Marketcity Mall.

Vidit Gujrathi will take on 15 players in a chess simultaneous exhibition on the final day of the Big Chess Inter-school tournament! The top two finishers from each age category (12 in total) will get to challenge one of the top Grandmasters of Indian Chess. There will be one student from the Chembur Children's home playing against him! There are also two special spots powered by Wildr, which is a toxicity-free social media platform backed by the likes of Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi and Anish Giri. These two players will be selected based on a contest Vidit is running on his Wildr profile - all you need to do is download Wildr, click on the link given below,  and write down why would you like to play Vidit Gujrathi. Two lucky people - one from Mumbai, and one outside of Mumbai will face Vidit in the simul! Wildr will take care of the transport costs of the person outside of Mumbai.

Link to Vidit's Wildr post

What are the prizes?

There are numerous attractive prizes available for top finishers across various age categories. The most special of them all is - the winners of each category will get a sponsorship for direct entry into the next National Schools Chess Championships! Not to forget that top 2 finishers of each section play a simul against Vidit Gujrathi. Attractive trophies and medals are up for grabs - also, there will be participation certificates!

Check out the complete prize structure of the tournament. If you have any queries, please refer to the contact details given at the bottom of the image.

Rules and regulations

Take a good look at the rules and regulations - as Vidit Gujrathi says, always look at the rulebook :)

But how to register?

There is a google form you need to fill up to enter in this tournament. The entry fees for the event is Rs. 100 - you will find the payment link in the google form itself. You also have to attach a payment receipt in the end to confirm your entry. Please fill up all the details carefully - ensure that you upload proper documents, and pick the correct age category! Your entry will be confirmed soon.

What are you waiting for? Only 2 days to go - REGISTER NOW

The tournament directors of the Big Chess Interschool tournament - Adv. Priyanka Ved, and...

Nithin Chandan! Both of them were head coaches in the Big Chess Summer Camp 2024, and have played a key role in the formulation of this tournament.

Dr. Vidhi Karelia is the head coordinator of the tournament. She has headed a lot of ChessBase India Chess club tournaments! | Photo: Abhyudaya Ram

IA Sandesh Nagarnaik will be the chief arbiter of the tournament | Photo: Indian Chess school

Scenes from the ChessBase India Chess Club 2nd anniversary tournament. If you want to be a part of such a beautiful chess ecosystem, do take part in the Inter-school tournament!

Chess-results links of each age category

Under-6 age category:

1Ansh, DadhichIND0Vibgyor High School, Kharghar
2Ansh, DadhichIND0Vibgyor High School, Kharghar
3Chavan, Vallabh88199541IND0Chme Bhosale Military School
4Dhimoyee, NandiIND0Mar Gregorios Nursery And Kind
5Hiyaan, Pratik DamaniIND0Garodia's Academy Preschool
6Khode, Nihansh88127915IND0Bhavans Vidya Mandir Ngp
7Nazreth, Binesh NadarIND0Gokuldham High School
8Nirvaan, DaryananiIND0Campion School
9Saksham, Arpit GadaIND0Svkm
10Shivanshu, Sharma429093805IND0Atomic Energy Central School N


Under-8 age category:

1ACMArchit,88192660IND0Sheth Karamshi Kanji English S
2Aadya, SinghIND0Arya Vidya Mandir (Bandra West
3Aarav, JataniaIND0Bombay Scottish Powai
4Adhrit, Bijesh Tharayil88128873IND0Shri Vani Vidya Shala School K
5Ahaan, VarandaniIND0Podar International School
6Aleena, ShahIND021k School
7Ayaan, Wali Chawdhari429050456IND0Amnaik Powai
8Dhriya, SanghaviIND0Jv Parekh International School
9Girisha, Prasanna Pai48727407IND0Childrens Academy Thakur Compl
10Heet, Chirag Ashar165456IND0Muljibhai Mehta International
11Jaiditya, AgarwalIND0Jamnabai Narsee School
12Kanav, SadaniIND0V.C.W. Arya Vidya Mandir, Band
13Kanishqa, GalaIND0J.V.Parekh International Schoo
14Kathit, Nikhil ShelarIND0Don Bosco School
15Kavan, MehtaIND0Podar International Cie


Under-10 age category:

1Arjun, Singh33342300IND1694Surya Vidyalaya,Mahila Sangh V
2Aarav, H Sanghvi33412529IND1479Hiranadani Foundation School P
3Advait, Ranjit Mayekar429040051IND1462Cnm School
4Jha, Mayan S48773840IND1430R.B.K School
5Viaan, Mudit Kamdar429053080IND1405P G Garodia
6AFMKrish, Jitendra Chandwani429008425IND0Oberoi International School (O
7ACMVedant, Nayan Salvi48784397IND0Arya Vidya Mandir School Bandr
8Aadya, Anant TaraseIND0Ies Chandrakant Patkar Vidyala
9Ahaan, VaidyaIND0Manav Mandir High School
10Akshat, Girish RawatIND0Rahul International School


Under-12 age category:

1Gaurang, Bhandari33397929IND1672Bombay Scottish Powai
2AFMHriday, Maniar25193198IND1667V.C.W.Arya Vidya Mandir, Bandr
3Samvid, Pasbola48769088IND1583Hiranandani Foundation School
4Jian, Devang Shah33436703IND1566St Gregorios High School
5Naksh, Malik25162128IND1527A M Naik
6Aditya, Bhushan Vyavahare88138046IND1516Apeejay School Kharghar
7Arjun, Prabhu33436665IND1480Utpal Shanghvi Global School
8Adinath, Amit Shastri88138038IND1473Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania S
9Yash, Tandon429009049IND1409Swami Vivekanand High School C
10Shaurya, Shekhar Walunj48704911IND1405Daffodils High Public School


Under-14 age category:

1AIMVivaan, Sardana33397694IND1665Jamnabai Narsee School
2ACMArya, Bagayatkar33487383IND1536Prime Academy
3Sarvesh, Madhukar Karade33436614IND1533St. Joseph's High School Khand
4Abhilash, B. Yadav25124234IND1471Mses New Panvel
5Ankur, Gupta48769967IND1439Dominic Savio Vidyalaya
6Yuvraj, Avadhesh Pratap Singh429009227IND1415Chandresh Lodha Memorial School
7Sajeeri, Shekhar Walunj33497931IND1408Daffodils High Public School
8Ammaar, ShahIND021k School
9Ananya, Anant TaraseIND0Ies Chandrakant Patkar Vidyalaya
10Ananya, Khandelwal25123386IND0Jbcn International School


Under-16 age category (Upto 10th grade):

1Aaditya, Anand25121790IND1873St Gregorios High School
2Daksh, Jagesia25670956IND1717Sree Narayana Guru Central Sch
3ACMVaibhav, Gupta366101074IND0Dominic Savio Vidyalaya
4Akansh, Jayesh TejnaniIND0Don Bosco High School, Matunga
5Aniket, Kashinath Bawaskar531014887IND0Seventh Day Adventist Higher S
6Bhakti, Vishnu ManjrekarIND0Ies Navi Mumbai High School Va
7Chaitrang, Sanjay Padwal25101668IND0Muktangan
8Dhairya, MistryIND0C.P Goenka International School
9Gurucharan, Gokul Shingote531014941IND0Kohinoor International School
10Manish, Babaluprasad Gupta429013496IND0Nsm School


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