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TYO-UK launches chess & carrom tournament


Over twenty sporting enthusiasts took part in TYOUK’s first Chess and Carrom tournament held on Saturday 13th August 2011.

Participants from across London, included a few adults but mainly children, including many members of the UKTSU football team. 

The chess tournament included three divisions – under 12s, under 16s and open, whilst carrom was divided into two – under 16s and open. 

The carrom tournament, played as doubles, was played in a charged but fun-filled atmosphere of whistling and cheers from spectators.

Competition was fierce among the chess players, who remained focused in concentration. Parents watched eagerly as their kids, some as young as 8, strategised their next move.

First prize winners of the chess and carrom open division, Jenanan Jegatheeswaran and A Sivanesachelvan & Thileesan Thavarajah respectively, were presented with £50 prize money alongside their gold medals. 

Organisers from the TYOUK Sports Council were extremely pleased with the debut tournament and pledged to make next year's a bigger event and hinted towards the possibility of more prize money.

  Carrom Open

A Sivanesachelvan & Thileesan Thavarajah

2nd Jenanan Jegatheeswaran & Niroyan
3rd Sujanthan & Luxshan
Chess Open
1st Jenanan Jegatheeswaran
2nd A Sivanesachelvan
3rd Mahy Nambiar
Carrom 16 and under
1st Kokilaraj Jeyarasa (15) & Janushan Jeyathasan (15)
2nd Vince Sivarajah (15) & Shangee Thevanantham (14)
3rd Kajen Chan (16) & Tharshan Sri (15)
Chess 16 and under
1st Mahy Nambiar (16)
2nd Sathithar Saktivel (15)
Chess 12 and under
1st Meera Murali (11)
2nd Pravin Ravinder (11)

Abisan Arulanatham (8)