Jalandhar: University of Delhi ended its campaign as winner at LPU hosted Association of Indian Universities’ Inter University Zonal Chess Championship-2013. In this spectacular competitive event, Panjab University Chandigarh, Punjab Technical University Jalandhar, Punjabi University Patiala achieved second, third and fourth position respectively. These four teams have now qualified to participate in AIU’s Inter Zonal National Chess Championship to be held at Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri (Maharashtra). The huge consolation that the other 15 teams could draw from the event was their massive participation and display of the best game-skills. Akshay Anand of PTU was adjudged with best performance for 100% win in all the five rounds.
Congratulating the Winners & Runners up teams, and encouraging all other participating students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “Games are meant to be played in true spirit and not for only winning. One has to come out with the best from within to be self satisfied with self performance. I am happy to see that the participating teams stayed at the campus as a closely knit family and enjoyed the LPU environment.” Mr Mittal also appreciated LPU’s Department of Sports for untiring efforts in making the event a grand success.
Sharing her experiences at LPU Campus, one of the female participants from Jammu University, Swadha said: “I and all of my team members are very much impressed with the lodging-boarding arrangements made for the players. All the staff members here are very co-operative.” AIU observer Dr GS Ruhal, Chief Arbiter Dr Rajendra Sharma, Deputy Arbiter Nitin were also happy on fair outcome of the championship.
Scorer Kirti Sharma informed that University of Delhi won over all other teams by gaining 17 points. Panjab University Chandigarh remained runners up with 16 points. PTU got 14 and Punjabi University Patiala 13 points. LPU also got 13 but lost in match point sum as it got 27 in comparison to PUP with 30. Trailing them remained in a chronological order HPU Shimla, Kurukshetra University, GNDU Amritsar, CCSU Meerut, Kumaon University Nanital, DCRUST Murthal, Chandigarh University, HNB Garhwal University, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalya, Jammu University J & K, Lucknow University, CDLU Sirsa, DRML Avadh University and Islamic University Kashmir.
Result of the 5th Round: University of Delhi defeated Kumaon University Nainital by 4-0; Panjab University Chandigarh defeated GNDU Amritsar by 3-1; Punjabi University Patiala tied with LPU by 2-2; Himachal Pardesh University defeated DCRUST Murthal by 2.5-1.5; PTU defeated HNB Garhwal University by 4-0; KUK subdued Jammu University by 4-0; CCS University of Meerut remained ahead from Lucknow University by 4-0; Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya routed CDLU Sirsa by 3.5 -1.5 and DRML Avadh University got bye points.