Nepal Chess: Badri Lal Nepali Wins Kailali Open Rating Tournament
Badri finished with 7.5 points from nine matches to remain unbeaten and earn the title that was assured after his closest contender Madan Krishna Kayastha was held to a draw by Prachanda Man Malakar. Madan ended up second with seven points. Badri won $500 and Madan received $300.
Dhan Bahadur Bogati finished third on progressive point after he was tied on seven points with Madan. Dhan Bahadur defeated Saurav Prasad Pradhan. FIDE Master Manish Hamal, Rupesh, former Nepal champion Naveen Tandukar, Purushottam Chaulagain and Prachanda Man accumulated 6.5 points and rounded up in the top eight finishes on progressive point.
Niraj Niraula and Saurav finished ninth and 10th respectively with six points apiece. Tirtha Bahadur BK (below-1900) and Prakash Ojha (below-1700) were declared the best in their respective rating categories, while Rudra Khaniya finished first among the Far-west players. Tekraj Upadhyaya, Kabiram Tamang, Dinesh Thapa and Tika Dutta Dahal claimed top four finishes in unrated category.