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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Nepal Chess News: Golden Gate College Wins National Team Event

12th Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Latest Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 
Golden Gate College won the title of Manamohan Memorial Third National Team Club Chess Championship on Wednesday and secured berth in the Asian Team Chess Championship to be held in the Philippines in four months´ time.

Golden Gate defeated Lalitpur District Chess Association 2.5-1.5 in the final to win the team championship. Saurav Kherdekar of Golden Gate defeated Badri Lal Nepali of Lalitpur. Likewise, Madan Krishna Kayastha of Golden Gate edged past Rabindra Shakya in the final. Surbir Lama of Golden Gate and Sachin Maharjan of Lalitpur played a draw while Ratna Byanjankar of Lalitpur outclassed Niraj Niraula of Golden Gate.

Winner Golden Gate received Rs 50,000 while Lalitpur got Rs 30,000 along with trophies.

Machhindra Club finished third in the championship defeating Battisputali Youth Club 2.5-1.5. Shyam Shrestha of Machhindra defeated Himal Lama of Battisputali and his teammate Rajan Puri upset Prakash Nepal. Bibek Thing of Machhindra and Prachanda Malakar of Battisputali played a draw. Purushottam Chaulagain of Battisputali beat Bijay Dangol in the play-off.

Machhindra received Rs 20,000 while Battisputali got Rs 10,000.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari gave away prizes to the winners. Altogether 17 teams had participated in the championship organized by Manamohan Chess Academy.

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