IES GRANDMASTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

IES GRANDMASTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

“Chess: The gymnasium of the mind that can make players focused and clear-sighted!”

DSC 8764The benefits of teaching chess to children and integrating it into the curriculum extend far beyond academic capabilities. Chess helps children learn to analyse, to plan and to perform, both over the board and in real life. Children learn to concentrate, to think ahead, solve complex problems, and take difficult decisions- all valuable life-skills. Schools under the umbrella of Bhavans Middle East are always looking for ways to create holistic learning experiences for children by desegregating sports, games and arts into their mainstream curriculum.

Indian Education School, Bhavans Kuwait hosted its maiden Junior Chess  Championship with an intent to provide a platform for the budding chess players of the primary section to showcase their mettle in chess and spark the  interest of the others to pursue the mind game. The event was organized and hosted by the Physical Education Department of the school under the able guidance of the Head of the Department, Dr Murugaiyan. The students from Grades 1 to 4 participated in the Championship on September 22nd, 2022. As the day of the Chess tournament approached, 50 highly enthusiastic students were all geared up to beat their opponents in nail-biting matches. The students were categorized into 4 groups: MINI KIDDIES (GRADE 1 students), KIDDIES (Grade 2 students), MINI CADETS (Grade 3 students) and CADETS (Grade 4 students). The matches were held in Swiss system style.

The Headmistress welcomed the gathering. The Championship was formally inaugurated by the school principal, Mr T. Premkumar. The participants were judged by the P E instructors of IES. It was indeed quite heart-warming to see the young children playing their moves like stalwarts with rapt concentration and collected demeanour.

The result of the championship are as follows:


MINI KIDDIES

S.NO.

Name A

GRADE

POSITION

1

NATHAN CHERIYAN

1C

FIRST

2

YUVA

1D

SECOND

3

ANAM MUZAFFAR LOGDE

1A

THIRD

KIDDIES

S.NO.

Name A

.GRADE

POSITION

1

AYAAN HARISH

2B

FIRST

2

ALEN TONY

2A

SECOND

3

ABRAHAM BENEDICT

2D

THIRD

4

ANSH NILESH KHOT

2C

THIRD

S.NO.

NAME A

GRADE

POSITION

1

SIDDARTH SHOBITH

3B

FIRST

2

KAVISH AGGARWAL

3B

FIRST

3

FERRIS SUMIT BHALODIA

3C

FIRST

4

M.HARDHIK SRIKRISHNA

3B

FIRST

MINI CADETS (BOYS)

 

MINI CADETS (GIRLS)

S.NO.

NAME A

GRADE

POSITION

1

SAANVI ARORA

3D

FIRST

2

ANAYA DIKSHIT

3A

SECOND

3

AARSHA SURESH

3A

THIRD

CADETS (BOYS)

S.NO.

NAME A

GRADE

POSITION

1

NETHAN VARGHESE THOMAS

4A

FIRST

2

HARICHARAN RAMASWAMY

4C

SECOND

3

MOHAMMED AYAAN

4A

THIRD

CADETS (GIRLS)

S.NO.

NAME A

GRADE

POSITION

1

ANNA TONY

4E

FIRST

2

NEHA CHERIYAN

4E

SECOND

3

PRATIBHA RAMESH

4A

THIRD

The principal awarded medals and certificates to the prize winners. He appreciated the PE department on behalf of the management and staff for initiating and hosting the Championship.  He ended the grand event with an inspiring speech motivating the children to grab every opportunity that comes their by participating in all the curricular and extracurricular activities.

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