PSPB Chess tournament held at MRPL, Mangaluru

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By Sarkaritel March 22, 2019 20:20


Mangaluru. March 22, 2019 :  The valedictory ceremony of 30th Inter Unit PSPB Chess Tournament was held in MRPL Employees Recreation Centre, Mangaluru on 22nd March 2019. Shri M. Venkatesh, Managing Director, MRPL, Shri Rajeev Kushwah, CVO,  Shri V Vijaya Raghavan, Chief Arbiter and other senior officers of MRPL were present on the occasion.

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) hosted the 30th Inter Unit PSPB Chess Tournament at its premises from 18th to 22nd March 2019. Teams from ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, Oil India, NRL, EIL and MRPL participated in this Chess tournament.

Shri V Vijaya Raghavan, Chief Arbiter announced the winners and highlighted the important achievements of the tournament. He expressed that it is a proud moment to have many top ranked players of our country playing in this tournament.

Shri M Venkatesh, Managing Director gave away the prizes to the winners.  Speaking on the occasion he said that MRPL is proud to host the tournament. Oil sector plays a very vital role in the energy security of our nation and players add value to this critical oil sector, he said. He hoped that the players have enjoyed the culture, language and food of Mangalore.

ONGC-A team won the Team championship, IOCL-A was the 1st runner up and BPCL were the 2nd Runner up. Mr Lalith Babu MR, IOCL won the player of the tournament, Mr Abhijeet Gupta of BPCL won the Fair Play Award, Mr Hardik Jha, of MRPL won the Most Promising Player of the Tournament, HPCL-B  adjudged the best team in Non-Professional category and Mr Baruah PJ of IOCL declared the Best Player in Non-Professional event.

Many of the Top Ten Current India Grandmasters namely Harikrishna Pentala, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Adhiban B, Sasikiran Krishnan, Sethuraman S.P, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Abhijeet Gupta and Ms. Koneru Humpy participated in this tournament.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel March 22, 2019 20:20