Port Blair, Jan. 29: The first ‘GEF Chess Tournament’ concluded on 27th Jan. 2013 at 1730 at 1730 Hrs. in the premises of Hotel TSG Emerald View, Phoenix Bay, Port Blair. Altogether 57 participants took part in the tournament.

Shri P. Kannan, President & Chief Executive of Govt. Employees Federation graced the occasion as chief guest. Addressing the gathering he congratulated the prize winners and participants for taking active part in the competition. He said that the competition will be conducted every year in association with Andaman Nicobar Chess Association and assured all support & co-operation for promoting the game in the islands. He also congratulated the two Andamanese boys who took part in the competition.

Shri Dinesh, Chief Arbiter on the occasion declared the winners of trophy & prizes and expressed his gratitude to the Federation for conducting the competition.

Accordingly the 1st Prize was bagged by Shri Koteshwar Rao, 2nd - Shri P.S. Satish, 3rd - Shri Shailender Singh, 4th -Shri R. Anil, 5th - Shri Inderjeet, 6th Shri Anmol Agrawal,  7th - Shri Anugrah Nair & Km. B. Chandrakala. Two Consolation prize were also given to Andamanese Tribal Boys, Shri Buloba and Shri Olake who ranked 22nd and 24th out of 57 participants.

Shri S. K. Majumdar, General Secretary, Government Employees Federation (Director of the Tournament) proposing the vote of thanks said that the Rolling Trophy, Prizes (Medals) and certificates will be distributed in the Annual conference of GEF likely to be held soon. He thanked the prize winners, chess lovers, office bearer of GEF, ANCA, especially to Shri G.Bhasker MD, Hotel Emerald View, Shri H. Dinesh International Arbiter and Shri Sashi Kumar Arbiter.