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Kevilekho Zumvu wins 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Apr 01, 2021 7:33 pm
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Neiba Kronu with winners of 18th Nagaland Chess Championship in Kohima on Thursday. EM Images

Our Correspondent
Kohima, April 1 (EMN): The 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship 2021 culminated on Thursday at ‘The Heritage’, Old DC Bungalow in Kohima with Kevilekho Zumvu emerging as the champion of the tournament.

Zumvu scored nine points in the open category and pocketed cash prize money of INR 50,000 and a trophy, while Mughaho Awomi scored eight points and was placed first runner-up; he pocketed INR 30,000 and a trophy.

The second runner-up was Khrielie Sano, who scored seven points and pocketed INR 20,000 and a trophy; Seyiekhrietuo Mere secured fourth position scoring six points and pocketed INR 10,000.

Meanwhile, Salhuto Nyekha, Akhrietuo Keseyie, Hekugha Yepthomi, Toivi Yeptho scored six points each; Pikuto Chishi and Ketholelie Nisa scored 5.5 points each and they all pocketed INR 5,000.

Under-18 category

Muzivovolu Veswu from Westside School Dimapur scored 8.5 points to lift the winner’s title and pocket a cash prize of INR 10,000 and a trophy.

Kunvuto Awomi from Corragio School Kohima scored seven points to place second and received INR 7000 and a trophy, while Mughakishe Awomi from Holy Family School, Kohima scored five points and stood third pocketing INR 5000.

Intovi Awomi scored 4.5 points and Kaboto Awomi scored 4 points, both from Holy Family School Kohima, to win fourth and fifth positions respectively and pocketed INR 3000 and INR 2000 each.

Under-14 category

Young lad Jitihto Nyekha from Westside School Dimapur scored seven points in the Under-14 category to emerge champion. He won a cash prize of INR 10,000 and a trophy.

While Pulonito Hesso from Corragio School Kohima scored 6 ½ points and was placed first runners-up and won a trophy and cash prize of INR 7000. Shurhozhalie Sabastian Solo from St. Mary Cathedral Higher Secondary School, Kohima scored five points and won second runners-up winning a trophy and cash prize of INR 5000.

Kereilhulie Nagi from Ministers Hill Baptist Hr. Secondary School Kohima scored 4½ points, Manas Sharma from Hope Academy School Dimapur scored four points finishing fifth and sixth positions and received cash prizes of INR 3000 and INR 2000 each.

The best female player was won by Shinakali Hesso from Corragio School Kohima, she scored 4.5 points and was awarded a cash award of INR 5000; Best 60 years and above player was Sedi Nagi who scored 5.5 points and received INR 5000. While Tsesam was the only female player in open category and was awarded INR 2000.

Minister Kronu to continue as NCA President 

On the occasion, the search committee of Nagaland Chess Association (NCA) had also announced the new team of NCA for the tenure 2021-2024 which was announced by the search committee chairman, Helie Rupreo.

Minister for Planning and Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu will continue as the president of NCA.

The vice-presidents are Pele Khezhie and Toikhu Awomi; Mughaho Awomi as general secretary; Vekukho Soho, Rupfüvilie Nagi and Bovito Yeputho as joint secretaries; Kiyaselie Mere as Treasure and K Sekhamo will be the advisor.

Meanwhile the four position holders of the open category will represent the state at the national level.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Apr 01, 2021 7:33:39 pm