Monday, March 07, 2005

Perot Systems - ICA Challengers Chess Champions, 2005

The Perot Systems team comprising Asim Pereira, Terence Monteiro, Sudhakar Rana and Niranjan Reddy won the corporate team chess championship title for 2005 organized by ICA (Innovators Chess Academy) on Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th at the state youth center. The team scored a total of 10.5 points out of a maximum of 12. Asim (3 points out of 3), Terence (3 points), Sudhakar (2.5) and Niranjan (2), all won the board prizes for their individual boards. The team now qualifies to play the National Corporate Chess Tournament to be held at Calicut in June 2005.
In the individual event, Sushrutha Reddy (4.5 points out of 5) won the 1st place, followed by Asim Pereira (4), Deepak Kumar Payeng (3.5), N Hanumanthu (3) and Niranjan Reddy (3). Terence Monteiro also had 3 points in the individual event but Hanumanthu and Niranjan got the last two prizes by virtue of a better progressive score. The total prize money for this event was Rs 5000/-.
The playing field was of a high caliber. Two of the individual competitors, Deepak and Hanumanthu have an ELO rating from FIDE, the international governing body for chess.
The team event had 3 rounds, the contestants were mostly from software companies. It was a round robin format. We beat ANZ IT in the last round. The individual event had 5 rounds. It was played in the Swiss format.
As of today, The Hindu and The Deccan Herald have published the results of the event.
I will publish the games soon. For now, the chess enthusiasts among you can check out some old games and two qualification games at my chess blog.