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Sushanth Kamabathula wins 1st Festival du Manoir Hotel Touquet Golf Resort Open 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 11/03/2024

Sushanth Kamabathula and WGM Nino Maisuradze (FRA) scored an unbeaten 4.5/5 each at 1st Festival du Manoir Hotel Touquet Golf Resort Open 2024. Sushanth won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Nino secured second place. Nicolas Laposte (FRA) scored 3.5/5 to finish third. Sushanth drew against the top seed and sole WGM taking part in the event in the third round. The total prize fund in the Master Tournament was €1200. The first prize was €350 and a trophy. This is Sushanth's first rating tournament triumph of his career. The five-day five round Swiss League Rating tournament was organized by Romain Christophe-Hayot at Le Manoir Hotel in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France from 25th to 29th February. Photos: Romain Christophe-Hayot / Official site

Sushanth's first rating tournament triumph of his career

Sushanth Kamabathula and WGM Nino Maisuradze (FRA) were the coleaders 3.5/4 heading into the final round. Sushanth and Nino defeated Antoine Chauvin (FRA) and Hasini Kamabathula to finish first and second respectively. The festival had three more events apart from this. GM Yuri Solodovnichenko (UKR) won the 2nd edition of the Open event scoring 8.5/9. Nino secured second place in it 7.5/9. Last year, the inaugural edition was won by IM Harshavardhan G B. Nino also won the Blitz Open event 6/7. Marcel Thirion (BEL) won the Amateur (<2250) event 4.5/5.

Top 3 (L to R): 2nd WGM Nino Maisuradze (FRA) 4.5/5, 1st Sushanth Kambathula 4.5/5 and 3rd Nicolas Laposte (FRA) 3.5/5

Sushanth Kamabathula scored an unbeaten 4.5/5, including a draw against the top seed and eventual runner-up, WGM Nino Maisuradze

Sushanth Kamabathula during his games

The prizes

The prize winners

Players in action

The tournament hall at Le Manoir Hotel in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

Thanks to Romain Christophe-Hayot, Tournament Organizer, for sharing the photos.


A total of 16 players including a WGM took part from Belgium, France and India countries all over the world in this five-day five round Rating Open tournament. It was organized by Romain Christophe-Hayot at Le Manoir Hotel in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France from 25th to 29th February 2024. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Pl NomEloCat.FedeLigueClubPtsTr.Bu.Perf
2gfMAISURADZE Nino2246 FSenFESTBischwiller13½162224
3 LAPOSTE Nicolas1889 FJunMMARArsenal13½15½1917
4 ASMAI Ali1695 FSenMIDFCergy Philidor12121845
5 CHAUVIN Antoine1793 FSenMIDFAsnières - Le Grand Echiquier314161831
6 DA CES Philippe1828 FSepM311121749
7 PERRUQUON Laetitia1420 FSenFIDFNoisiel Echecs31467
8 MORVAN Gabriel1553 FVetMIDFCergy Philidor12½14½1610
10 FAUCHART Francois1588 FSepMESTClub d'Echecs de la Francheville T.G.V.213½14½1489



Official site

Tournament details

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