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November 21, 2023

SMART Campus chess prodigies excel at International Chess Tournament

“Win if you can, lose if you must, but never quit.” Cameron Trammel


In a remarkable display of strategic prowess and sportsmanship, over 100 chess prodigies from GIIS SMART Campus secured numerous medals at the International School Chess Tournament 2023, hosted by the United World College East Campus from November 14 to 16, 2023.


A total of 112 students, from grade 1 to grade 12 represented SMART Campus across various categories, showcasing their determination, competence, and skills. Competing against participants from various international schools in Singapore, the SMART Campus students took part in categories such as Under-9, Under-11, Under-14, Under-16, and above-16.

Key highlights of GIIS SMART Campus students at the International School Chess Tournament 2023:

  • The under-11 team secured the runner-up position out of 38 teams.
  • The under-14 team clinched the Champions title, surpassing 38 competing teams.
  • The under-16 team achieved the runner-up position among 14 teams.
  • The above-16 team emerged as Champions, triumphing over 6 participating teams.


Winning teams of GIIS SMART Campus

Haresh Venkata Narayanaswamy

Runner-up title in the U-11 category 

Nivaan Khandhadia 

Siddhant Tewari

Shreyas Kurulkar

Sanjay Vasu 

Champions in the U-14 category 

Vinesh Venkata Narayanaswamy

Shrenik Mallick 

Akshara Gobinath

Ashmeet Chhabra 

Runner-up title in the U-16 category 

Aryan Prasad

Vaishak Pradeep

Vaishak Pradeep

Aditya Dongre

Champions in above 16 category

Dhanesh Venkata Narayanaswamy 

Rishicharan Nagesh

Adhityan Praveen 


Engaging in events like these not only allows students to display their chess proficiency but also underscores the school's dedication to promoting comprehensive growth and outstanding achievements beyond academic pursuits. The successes achieved serve as evidence of the school's unwavering commitment in nurturing well-rounded individuals.


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