SS Manigandan of PSNA College, Dindgul and P Balakannamma of Chennai won their respective category in TN State Under 25 Chess Championships held at Maharaja Institutions from 15th to 19th July 2015. In the open section out of 76 players , 67 were rated and N Surendran of Chennai was the top seed. In the women section 20 players were rated in 26 participants. P Balakannamma , the top seed conceded 2 draws to win the title. Manigandan of Madurai district took a half a point lead when he beat Lokesh of Krishnagiri district in the 7th round. Safe draws in the 8th and 9th round won him his U25 title.
Around 250 participants pitted their wits in the 33rd district level open & category chess tournament organised by Friends Chess Club here at Sri Nehru Vidyalaya MHSS, R S Puram. K Dhanasekar of Kovai Kids Chess Academy won the Open section, Sirdhiraj won the U9 Section, Thoufeeq won the U12 section and T V Arunachalam Siva won the U15 section. Mr R S Kumar, Principal, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Mrs Shenbaga Ramesh, Principal, Sri Nehru Vidyalaya MHSS were the guests of the prize distribution function.