Kolkata: The Common Wealth Chess Championships 2017 were held at Delhi from July 2-10 and six players from Bengal achieved top spots and won medals in their respective categories.
Among the six, five of the winners were players of the Dibyendu Barua chess academy.
Grand master Dibyendu Barua today decided to felicitate his students on their commendable performance at the Championships. Out of the five, Chandryee Hazra who won the bronze at the U-18 category couldn’t attend the event on account of being indisposed and hence was represented by her mother while Mitrava Guha who is currently busy playing the U-25 Nationals, was also absent.
Arpita Mukherjee who won the gold medal at U-20 category, Sinthia Sarkar won the silver at U-10 category while renowned chess player Marian Gomes bagged the silver at the Women’s category.
“They made us proud. Six players from Bengal won the medal which shows that the upcoming generation and the young players are doing well. This felicitation is just a small token of appreciation so that they can get inspired and motivated to do well in future” said Dibyendu Barua.
“All my performances have been good and I am happy that I have contributed for the pride of Bengal. The kids have been doing extremely well which is a great sign for the upcoming generation and hopefully one day all top players of Bengal will play in the same arena” said Marian Gomes who won silver at the tournament.