Swiss Tamil children challenged in chess

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 March 2008, 07:01 GMT]
More than seventy Swiss Tamil children took part in the S.P. Thamilchelvan Chess Tournament held in Lucern, Switzerland Saturday from 10:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Competitions, the first of its kind held by diaspora Tamils in Switzerland, were organized into five divisions, under-10, 12, 14, 16, and over-16 age groups, organizers of the tournament said.

Competition in progress
Competition in progress
Children of all ages participating in the competition
Children of all ages participating in the competition
After ceremonial lamps were lit, Mr Kulam, Swiss branch co-ordinator for Liberation Tigers, garlanded and paid floral tribute to the picture frame of late S.P. Thamilchelvan to start the competition.

President of Central Swiss Chess Federation, Mr Roop Berne also participated in the event.

Organizers of the event said they were pleased with the interest shown by the parents and children across the different cantons in Switzerland, and the Chess tournament will become an annual event from this year.

Another winner receives prize
Another winner receives prize
Winners receive awards
Winners receive awards

 

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