CBSE UAE CLUSTER CHESS TOURNAMENT 2022-2023
Private International English School (Bhavans), Abu Dhabi hosted the CBSE UAE CLUSTER CHESS TOURNAMENT 2022-2023 on Thursday, 05 January 2023. The competition was organized for boys of all categories like Under 11, Under 14, Under 17 and Under 19 in schools across the UAE. Close to 400 students from 29 different CBSE Schools in the UAE attended the event.
The mega event, inaugurated by Mr. Saji Oommen, Principal, Emirates Future International School, Abu Dhabi and presided over by Mr. Sooraj Ramachandran, Vice Chairman, Bhavans Middle East carved a niche with it meticulous planning and flawless conduct. Mr. Bogdan Garbea and Mr. Zuhair Ahmed, FIDE Trainers and General Coordinators, Abu Dhabi Chess Club and Mind Games were the chief arbiters of the tournament.
The Chief Guest for the valedictory function was Mr. Thakur S Mulchandani. Principal, Sunrise English Private School, Abu Dhabi and Mr. V. V. Abdul Khader, Principal, The Model School, Abu Dhabi was the Guest of Honour.
The day long tournament marked with its nail-biting excitement and neck and neck competition clearing all the stalemate situation came to its close at 4. 30 p.m. Abu Dhabi Indian School, Muroor bagged the first place in Under 17 and Under 19 and the second place in Under 11 Under 14 categories and carried the covetous overall championship trophy with them. GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai got the first position in Under 11 category. The first position in the Under 14 category went in favor of the Mayoor Private School, Abu Dhabi.
Private International English School (Bhavans) Abu Dhabi and The Indian High School, Dubai got the second position in the Under 17 and the Under 19 categories respectively. While GEMS Millennium School, Sharjah took the third place in the Under 11 category, Delhi Private School, Sharjah bagged the third position in the Under 14 and 19 categories. Our Own High School, Dubai got the third position in the Under 17 category.
Mr. Thakur S Mulchandani, Mr. V. V. Abdul Khader and Mr. Suresh V Balakrishnan, Principal PIES gave away the trophies and certificates to the winners. Ms. Mini Ramesh and Ms. Padmaja Menon, the Vice Principals, PIES and Ms. Jana Ranjini, the Asst. Vice Principal, PIES oversaw the event. Ms. Ajitha, HoD PED, PIES extended the vote of thanks.