Adyar Times FIDE Rated Chess Tournament-2017

Tamil Nadu State Chess Association is organising the 17th Adyar Times FIDE Rated Chess Tournament from Oct.12 to 15 at Montford Indoor Stadium, Santhome Higher Secondary School, Mylapore.

The tournament will be conducted as per the latest FIDE rules and the Swiss system with 7 rounds.

A total cash prize of Rs.1,50,000 will be awarded among the top 16 contestants. The winner will get Rs.25,000 and a trophy. Registered players of All India Chess Federation (AICF) and Tamil Nadu State Chess Association (TNSCA) for the year 2017-2018 are eligible to participate. All participants from Tamil Nadu must be registered with TNSCA also.

Last date of registration is Oct. 10. Applications sent after this date will not be accepted.

All are welcome to view the tournament in progress.

Entry fee is Rs.750 per player. Entry for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs and people with rating above 2300 is free.

Coastal clean-up at Besant Nagar

The Indian Coast Guard (East) along with TREE Foundation and Roots and Shoots India, Chennai organised a beach cleanup activity at Besant Nagar on Sept.16 to commemorate the International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICC) Day. A total of 1,850 volunteers from Indian Coast Guard, Marine Police, colleges, schools, National Cadet Corps and corporate companies cleaned the Elliots beach at Besant Nagar from 7.30 9 a.m. and collected around 6 tonnes of garbage.

At the event, the volunteers and participants walked around with models of marine organisms, such as black- tip reef shark, dolphin and spotted ray to increase awareness on the marine animals that are affected due to human interference. TREE foundation can be contacted at 9444306411.

CSIR – SERC Eureka Science Quiz

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducted ‘Eureka 2017,’ an inter school Science quiz at its CSIR- SERC campus in Taramani on Sept. 12 to commemorate their Founder’s Day. The Quiz was hosted by renowned Quiz Master V.V. Ramanan. Around 25 schools participated in the competition. The first prize was bagged by students from PSBB Sr. Sec. School, Nungambakkam.

The second and third prizes were won by students from AMM Matriculation Higher Secondary School Kotturpuram and Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar.

Probus Club-annual sports day for elders

The Probus Club of Chennai is conducting an indoor sports programme on Sept.24 at MP Aanandh School in Mylapore from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for people above 50 years of age. Club members and others can participate in the programme.

The games to be conducted are carrom, chess, music and drawing competitions in the morning and events like quiz, antakshari and fireless cooking in the evening. For chess and carrom, an entry fee of Rs.100 per person will be applicable.

For more information contact 99629 11540, 98414 38829. At M.P.Aanandh Matriculation School, 1st Link Road, C.I.T Colony, Mylapore.

Book release

A book on insects titled ‘Insects – guardians of nature’ by S. Venkatraaman (A)Poochivenkat , a resident of Kalakshetra Colony was released recently. The book is bilingual (Tamil and English) with 140 colour pictures of insects along with information on them. For copies contact the author at 99625 23204 or Email

Winners of Pride of Madras – 2017 hosted by SCGOBN along with the organisers. Standing (L to R) Prof V.Chandrasekhar, President SCGOBN, R.Marimuthu, T.S.Krishnamurthy, A.S.Venkatesh, Dr V.Shantha, P.Sundaravadivel, S.Radhakrishnan and S.Srinivasan.