NewZNew (Chandigarh) : City’s chess player, Tarini Goyal finished at the fifth place in the National U-13 Chess Championship 2014 which concluded in Jamshedpur on November 02. Scoring eight points in eleven games, Tarini was tied at the joint-third position along with Priyanka N and Toshali V, both of Andhra Pradesh, but was placed at the fifth spot owing to the tie break system. Nearly 93 girls, comprising top seeds from almost all the states of the country, participated in the 10-day championship.
While the top four girls would surely get a chance to represent the country in the World Youth Chess Championship scheduled to be held in Greece and Asian Youth Chess Championships next year, Tarini stands an outside chance to participate depending on the seeding calculus.
On her way to the top, Tarini, a Class VIII student of Sacred Heart School, recovering from an unexpected loss to a much lower-rated player in the third round, beat Shinjini Biswas of West Bengal, Yaisana Devi of Manipur, Potluri Supreetha and Harshita Guddanti of AP, Ananya Gupta of Maharashtra and Sankriti Goyal of UP. However, she was held to a draw by Pooja S of Tamil Nadu, Tanya Pandey of Maharashtra, Rutumbara Bidhar of Orissa and Riddhi Zantye of Goa.
Congratulating Tarini, Vipnesh Bhardwaj Secretary and Naveen Bansal Vice President of Chandigarh Chess Association, said that she is showing tremendous potential and is sure leave an indelible imprint on the country’s chessboard.
Coming close on the back of her recent success at the World Junior Chess Championship in Pune where she crossed the 2000 ELO-rating mark, this feat is certainly a proof of Tarini’s consistency and her unflinching determination to succeed, says her nationally renowned coach, GB Joshi
Sister Nisha, Principal, Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School has also congratulated Tarini and said that she is extremely proud to have a student like Tarini in her school and has promised her all support.