Chaibasa, March 31: West Singhbhum District Chess Association will be organising 11th Padmabai Rungta Memorial District Chess Championship from April 2 to 4 in Town Club, Chaibasa. Players from West Singhbhum district are only eligible to participate in the championship. Top 15 players will receive cash award while the player who comes first will receive Rs 5000 as cash award and trophy. More than 15 rated international players have registered for the championship. “More than 50 players have registered for the tournament till date and number is slated to rise. We will also allow onspot entry from 10 am on April 2 in SR Rungta Recreational Hall Town Club Chaibasa,” said Basant Khandelwal, secretary West Singhbhum District Chess Association.
Khandelwal further said that all COVID-19 protocols will be followed and all players need to wear masks during the tournament. Top seeded player for the tournament is Biswajit Chatterjee of South Eastern Railway. Last year district champion Priyanka Kumari is second seeded in the championship. SR Rungta is the main sponsor of the tournament.