All Assam Inter District Chess Championship-2021 (Senior) organized by All Assam Chess Association in association with Central Sports Club started from today at Shemford Futuristics School, Guwahati. Altogether 142 players from, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, North Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Cachar, Karimganj, Darrang, Kamrup (R), Nagaon, Morigaon, Nalbari, Barpeta and Guwahati are participating in the tournament. Top 4players from this tournament will be selected to represent Assam in forthcoming National Senior Chess Championship-2021 to be held in Kanpur from 13th April,2021.
Top seed Rahul Singh, second seed Trailokya Nanda, third seed Santanu Borpatra Gohain, fourth seed Rakesh Chakraborty and fifth seed Simanta Das started their campaign with win. The tournament is conducting By Fide Arbiter M Arun Singh as Chief Arbiter and Senior National Arbiter Pranab Kumar Nath, Fide Arbiter Salina Masum and Senior National Arbiter Monimala Siinha are assisting him as deputy arbiter. Ravikant Tiwari is the tournament director of the tournament. Earlier tournament was inaugurated by Mrs Mausumi Khanduri, Principal, Shemford Futuristic School, Guwahati. M Arun Singh, Vice President of All Assam Chess Association, Madhab Sarma, Treasurer, All Assam Chess Association and Simanta Das, Executive members of All Assam Chess Association was also present in the opening ceremony