Aditya, Sarayu win chess titles

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Top Performers: Winners and runners-up of the Telangana Chess Champioship tournament with their trophies in city on Sunday.

Hyderabad: Aditya Varun Gampa scored six points from six rounds while Velpula Sarayu collected 5.5 points to emerge winners in the boys and girls categories respectively in the Telangana State under-13 boys and girls chess championship, conducted by Telangana Chess Association at the Yoga Hall in Lal Bahadur Stadium here on Sunday.

Shaik Sumer Arsh, with 5.5 points, took the second spot in the boys categories. Six boys, Adita, Arsha, Sreehith Reddy, Arnav Pradhan, Praneeth Vuppala and Teerthala Abhinva in the boys category and Sarayu, Nahahari Geethika Hasini in the girls category have been selected for the national chess games scheduled to be held in Visakhapatnam.

Final Standing

Boys: 1. Aditya Varun Gampa (6), 2. Shaik Sumer Arsh (5.5), 3. Sreehith Reddy R, 4. Arnav Pradhan, 5. Praneeth Vuppala, 6. Teerthala Abhinav (all 5)

Girls: 1. Velpula Sarayu (5.5), 2. Narahari Geethika Hasini (5).