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August 29, 2022

GIIS Noida hosts 1st GSF Online Chess Tournament

GIIS Noida  joined hands with UP Sports Chess Association and All India Chess Federation to conduct the first ever GSF Online Chess Tournament which was held on a virtual platform named Tornello.com. The tournament was held exclusively for students across GSF schools around the world. 

Students from GIIS India, Singapore (SMART Campus Punggol and East coast), KL, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tokyo, Regent International School (Malaysia) and Loyola School enthusiastically competed in Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 categories.

The tournament witnessed more than 600 students between the age groups 8 to 18 years competing for the top spots. The three-day tournament was graced by the Indian Grandmasters Pravin Thipsay as the chief guest along with his wife Bhagyashree Thipsay. 

Garvit Jai from GIIS Noida and Stacy Singh from GIIS Ahmedabad won the boys and girls competition respectively for the U-8 category while Aarav Kumar from GIIS Ahmedabad and Raghavi Navaneeth from GIIS Singapore East Coast campus won in the Under-10 category of boys and girls respectively.

Mitul KH from GIIS Whitefield, Bangalore made a clean sweep in the U-12, U-14 and U-16 boys category, punching above his weight, and winning all three contests. Aditry Shome from GIIS Ahmedabad and Gauri Aditya Chari of GIIS Hadapsar won the first spot in Girls U-12 and U-14 categories.  Riya Pachouri from GIIS Noida showed similar feat winning the U-16 and U-18 categories for girls. 

Aditya Dongre (Boys) from Smart Campus, Singapore won  in the under 18 boys category.   

Among school levels, GIIS Ahmedabad stood first in the tournament, GIIS Noida secured Second position, the third position was bagged by GIIS Smart Campus Punggol, Singapore. GIIS Hadapsar campus got the 4th position and GIIS Kuala Lumpur was awarded the 5th position in the tournament.

 “This was a fantastic event of camaraderie, healthy competitive spirit, and triumph, which showed how much importance the ancient sport of chess holds in today’s world,” said GIIS Noida principal Mr Ganesh Sharma. “I congratulate each and every student, not just for winning but for participating as well, and keeping the flame of the sport burning,” he added.

The large-scale event was organized on the occasion of GSFs 20 years celebrations, The year-long celebrations will include many more events to showcase the organization’s commitment to holistic education and excellence for students.


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