Mangaluru: St Agnes College (Autonomous), in association with Mangalore University, organised a 2-day chess tournament on 13 and 14 July 2022.
The valedictory programme of the tournament began at 4:30 pm. The audience was welcomed by Asha Albuquerque, Assistant Professor of English. The Chief Guests for the event were Dr Gerald Santosh Dsouza, Director, Department of Physical Education, Mangalore University and Sri Venugopalakrishna Nonda, Rtd Physical Education Director, St Mary’s College, Shirva.
Other dignitaries on the dais were Sr Dr M Venissa A.C., the Principal, Derik Pinto, Founder of Derik’s Chess School Mangalore, Ganesh Kotian, Physical Education Director UPM College Udupi, the Observer for the tournament and Vasudha, Physical Education Director.
The winners of the tournament in the women’s category were Sri Poornaprajna Evening College, Udupi. The runners-up were Shri Kalavara Varadaraja M Shetty Government First Grade College Koteshwara, Udupi. The third place was bagged by SDM Degree College, Ujire and the fourth place was bagged by St. Agnes College, Mangaluru.
The champions in the men’s category and the Gulabi Shivarama Nonda Rolling Trophy for men were awarded to Vivekananda College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Puttur. The second place was won by Alva’s College, Mududbidri The third place was bagged by SDM Degree College, Ujire and the fourth place was bagged by Trisha Evening College, Mangalore.
There were 6 individual board game awards for men and 5 individual board game awards for women.
Tanu of II BSc compered the programme. The event ended with Vasudha, Physical Education Director proposing the vote of thanks.