How it started: Chess has given so much to me, I feel that maybe I can give back a little. Where do I start? There can be many good answers. One thing I felt that I can possibly do is to organize chess events that can help the upcoming players and also that publicize Chess. Events that encourage the active players, as well as inspire people to start playing chess.
I want to do a lot for this beautiful game, and I can say that this first event is just a start.
The following message was circulated to as many players in Kolhapur as possible-
Invitation: Ruchess Academy is organizing it's 1st Friendly Open Rapid Chess Tournament on 17thSept 2015.
Venue: Flat No 301, Lucky Homes, 313 B Ward, Opp Hotel Manora, Ring Road, Kolhapur.
Entry fee: 100/-
Three prizes, first: 500/-
Timing: 3.30 pm onwards
Note: Only first 20 entries will be accepted. Please confirm your participation through phone.
If you wish to be notified about our next events, please let us know. Contact details at the end of this article.
Organization: This friendly tournament was organised by me with the help of my parents. Since the tournament was conducted in academy, basic infrastructure of- tables, chairs, board and pieces, laptop, chess software was ready. Chess clocks and snacks were arranged.
Response: We got a good response in short notice, seventeen players participated and showed their skills in some very interesting rapid games. List of players given below.
Tournament details: Rapid time control of 10 mins + 5 secs was applied. Tournament was played in total five rounds. Sharing some of the moments from this event through pictures.
|Explaining the rules of Rapid Chess|
|Players in action! Parents in the background|
|Time to think!|
|Players in action... Rapid time control = fast moves!|
|Games of the top boards in progress|
|Some interesting games being played|
|A moment capturing the audience during prize-giving|