Goan Chess

This blog is dedicated to the development of Goan Chess. Although in its nascent stages, Goan chess is poised to take off in a big way with the budding youngsters ready to rock the chess world with their talents. We look forward to your contribution ...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Two Goan Girls in Top Seven!

Following in the footsteps of Bhakti
Kulkarni, Ivana Furtado and Riya
Sawant, Goan chess fraternity had reason
to cheer the advent of two more 'wondergirls' -
Vidula Dempo and Riddhi Zantye - who stood
6th and 7th respectively in the National Under 7
Championships which concluded in Nagpur.

Sakshi Gaonkar finished 23rd in the Girls category.
In the boys section, the best performer was Nitish
Belurkar who finished 23rd followed by Anant
Prabjhudesai who finished 37th. All said and done,
it could be termed as a highly satisfying performance
by the tiny tots who promise much more glory for
Goa and India in the future!

AICF Vice President Sameer A. Salgaocar hailed
the feats of the youngsters and stated that 'the record
will show that chess is the only sport in Goa wherein
the players have given a remarkably consistent level
of performance at the National and International


  • At 11:52 PM, Anonymous goacom said…

    This is certainly great news for Goan chess aficionados. It seems now Goa is making strides in many sports areas with Swapnil Asnodkar currently leading the pack through Cricket.We also have Natasha Palha in tennis.

    Viva Goa indeed


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