Don Bosco High School, Matunga is better known for its prowess in football tournaments by winning countless titles at the inter-schools and shadows the performance of their team in other discipline. However, their chess team proved equal in the task by winning the Mumbai Inter-School Chess Championship organized by Indian Chess School on 24 - 25 February 2017 at its headquarters at Don Bosco High School, Borivali.
The team comprising of Snehil, Monique Shah, Hrishikesh Nayak & Krishna Soni scored 12 MP with 5 wins and 2 draws to win the championship comfortably with a two-point margin over Thakur Public School, Kandivali who had to be content with 2nd place. The 3rd place was secured by the host, Don Bosco High School, Borivali with a score of 10 MP.
The architects of Don Bosco, Matunga were Snehil (Board 1), Krishna Soni (Board 3). Both these players won all their 7 games and in the process all won the individual board prize. While the Thakur Public School were powered by Krish Agarwal (Board 1) who scored 6.5/7 Kshitij Maheshwari (Board 3) with a score of 5.5/7 to win board prizes.
In the chess academies standing, Brainwave Strikers (Yuvraj Punia, Ayush Mishra, Vedant Nagarkatte, and Khant Mota) secured the top position while the team of Gurukul Chess Academy - A & Dark Knights secured 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
The event had attracted a total of 29 teams from school and academies across Mumbai in this seven round tournament, which was held with a time-control of 60 minutes + 05 seconds/player. A total of 13 trophies + 64 medals were awarded to the winning teams.
The chief arbiter for the event was IA Prem Pandit and he was assisted by FA Deepak Ade, SNA Yogesh Velaskar and Vivek Mahajan.
|1||Don Bosco High School, Matunga||7||5||2||0||12||0|
|3||Thakur Public School||7||3||4||0||10||0|
|4||Don Bosco High School, Borivali||7||4||2||1||10||0|
|5||Vibgyor High, Malad (East)||7||4||2||1||10||0|
|6||Children's Academy -A, Asha Nagar||7||3||3||1||9||0|
|7||Gurukul Chess Academy -A||7||4||1||2||9||0|
|10||Indian Chess School Warriors||7||4||0||3||8||0|
|13||Indian Chess School Tuskers||7||4||0||3||8||0|
|14||Indian Chess School Chargers||7||3||1||3||7||0|
|15||Vibgyor High - II, Malad (East)||7||3||1||3||7||0|
|17||Universal High, Dahisar||7||3||1||3||7||0|
|18||Indian Chess School Daredevils||7||3||1||3||7||0|
|20||Gurukul Chess Academy -C||7||1||4||2||6||0|
|21||Children's Academy-B, Asha Nagar||7||3||0||4||6||0|
|22||Children's Academy, Ashok Nagar||7||3||0||4||6||0|
|23||Gurukul Chess Academy -B||7||2||1||4||5||0|
|26||Dr. Pillai Global Academy - A||7||2||1||4||5||0|
|27||Indian Chess School Kings||7||1||2||4||4||0|
|28||Indian Chess School Smashers||7||1||1||5||3||1|
|29||Dr. Pillai Global Academy - B||7||1||1||5||3||1|