1st Asian Chess Championship for Disabled, Kyrgyzstan

First Asian Chess Championship for Disabled was inaugurated by the Kyrgyzstan National State Minister in the presence of Mr.Bharat Singh Chauhan, Vice President of Asian Chess Association on 15.09.2017 morning 10.00 and the first round started at 12.00 noon. In this Championship for Disabled three players from India Participated in Shashikant Kutwal and WIM K.Jennitha Anto played for the Physically Disabled Category and Malika Handa played in Deaf Category.

In the fifth round Jennitha Anto drew with Ostry Irina and they were leading in the Physically Disabled Category with 4.5 points, Shashikant Kutwal won and got 4 points. In the sixth round Jennnitha Anto met Shashikant Kutwal and won the round. The two ladies were leading the Physically Disabled category In the Last round Shashikant Kutwal won and became Winner of the Men section Physically Disabled category, But Jennitha Anto lost to Kyrgyzstan player and She got second place. Malika Handa won the last round and she got second place in the Deaf category.

Shashikant Kutwal won the Gold Medal with 5 points. Jennitha Anto got Silver Medal scoring 5.5 points in the Physically Disabled category. Malika Handa got 4.5 points and got Silver Medal in Deaf category. On the whole our Indian Disabled Team done a great job.

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