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Andhra Pradesh Chess Association

(Affiliated to All India Chess Federation) - formerly official website of APCA

Kind Attention:
District Associations,
Organisers, Arbiters and Players.

Please send up to date event reports, final results and players special achievement details to

Special Entry (Donor Entry) Participants.

Andhra Pradesh Chess Association (APCA) cautions all affiliated chess players are not to participate in unauthorised tournaments and interested players must participate in preceding selections to participate in succeeding championships. Disobeyed will attract disciplinary action, hence are disqualified for further official events.

Invitation: District Associations, Freelance Tournament Organisers, Schools and Sponsors.

APCA is inviting all chess promoters to organise district, state and national level chess tournaments. For details contact:
K. Kanna Reddy, General Secretary, APCA.

APCA News, Events & Announcements

Harsha wins Silver Medal in the National Junior Chess Championship 2014

Harsha Bharathakoti had won Silver Medal in the 44th National Junior (U-19) Chess Championship 2014 held from 10th to 18th July, 2014 at Pune, Maharashtra.

Harsha is a beloved student of Senior Chess Coach Mr. Rama Raju.

APCA congratulates the medal winner.

Kushagra Mohan won Silver Medal in the Asian Youth Chess Championship 2014

Kushagra Mohan (Candidate Master), student of 5th Class, Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, had won Silver Medal in Under 10 Standard Open Category in the Asian Youth Chess Championship 2014 held in Tashkent in Uzbekistan from 20th to 29th June, 2014.

Priyanka Nutakki has won Rapid Gold Medal and Blitz Silver Medal in Under 12 Girls Category.

These medal winners were coached by Mr. Rama Raju. APCA congratulates the medal winners.

AP Bags 4 Medals in National Schools Chess Championship 2014 at New Delhi

Andhra Pradesh State bags 4 Medals in National Schools Chess Championship - 2014, organized by all India Chess Federation at New Delhi from 11th to 16th June, 2014. The upcoming young players of AP bagged 2 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals as follows:

Medal winners from AP in National Schools Chess Championship - 2014
Name Medal Category
Karthik Kumar Pradeep (Hyderabad) Gold Medal U-11 Open
Chinnam Vyshnavi (Guntur) Gold Medal U-9 Girls
J. Akshit Kumar (Vijayawada) Silver Medal U-11 Open
D. Chaitanya Sai (Vijayawada) Silver Medal U-9 Open

Sai Pranav won Bronze Medal in the 28th National Under 9 Chess Championship 2014

Sai Pranav Siddamshetty of Hyderabad won the 3rd place in the open category of the 28th National Under-9 Chess Championship held at Arumuga Thirumananilayam, Muthialpet, Puducherry from 19th to 28th May, 2014. Sai Pranav scored 9 points from 11 rounds and gained 100 Elo rating points in this event.

Sai Pranav is trained under the guidance of A S M S S Avadhanulu.

APCA congratulates the medal winner.

Grahesh Wins AP State Sub Junior Chess 2014 Boys Category, Toshali is Girls Champ

AP State Sub Junior Chess 2014
Winners with dignitaries

Y. Grahesh of East Godavari District won the AP State Sub Junior Chess Championship 2014 held at Alluri Sita Rama Raju Public School, Araku Valley, Vizag District from 12th to 14th May, 2014. This event is organized by All Vizag District Chess Association (AVDCA) under the auspices of Andhra Pradesh Chess Association (APCA).

In the final round Grahesh defeated Viswanath Vivek to claim the title in boys event. Grahesh scored 6 points from 7 rounds. E Arujun of Warangal District who also scored same points, but with lesser tie break points, Arjun stood runner up. M Y Aditya (Vizag District) and G Rajendra of Guntur Dist are placed 3rd and 4th respectively with 5.5 points each.

In girls event final round V. Toshali (Vizag District) scored 5.5 points out of 6 rounds by defeating B Mounika Akshaya (Guntur Dist) to become champion. Sabbi Sri Rohitha of Hyderabad District placed runner up with 5 points. 3rd placed B Kalyani (Vizag Dist), 4th placed M Manisha Chowadary (Ranga Reddy Dist) scored 4.5 points each.

These eight players (4 Boys & 4 Girls) will represent the state in forthcoming National Sub Junior Chess Championship 2014 scheduled in the month of August in Kerala State.

During the closing ceremony, secretary of All Vizag District Chess Association (AVDCA) Mr. P.V. Vijay Baskar Kumar on behalf of AVDCA, has felicitated the Chief Guest Dr. K. Kanna Reddy, Gen. Secretary, APCA, who got a Doctorate in Chess Psychology recently. Mr. P.V.S.N.R. Varma, Principal – Alluri Sita Rama Raju Public School, Araku Valley presided over the function. Mr. P.V. Vijaya Bhaskar Kumar, Secretary, AVDCA and Mr. K. Srinivasa Raju, Organizing Secretary of the event also graced the occasion.

Event details, final reports, final rankings... at APCA Tournament Calendar.

Under-9 Chess Champs Nikhil and Vyshnavi; Kranthi Kumar Wins State Challengers

State Under-9 Chess Championship 2014
and State Challengers Chess 2014
winners with dignitaries

Kalur Nikhil of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Begumpet, Hyderabad won the AP State U9 Boys Chess Championship 2014 and Chinnam Vyshnavi of Guntur won U9 Girls Chess Championship 2014.

U9 Chess Top 5 Boys: 1. Kalur Nikhil, 2. M Sreeshwan, 3. R Venkata Rahunadhan, 4. Ch Karthik Sai and 5. D Chaitanya Sai.

U9 Chess Top 5 Girls: 1. Chinnam Vyshnavi, 2. Kagita Jahnavi, 3. Natura Bethi, 4. D Ananya and 5. JLM Sruthiveni.

P Kranthi Kumar of V J I T College won the A P State Chess Challengers, organised by Hyderabad & R R Dist Chess Associations held from 2nd to 4th May, 2014 at A V College, Domalguda, Hyderabad.

Challengers Chess Top 10 Standings: 1. P Kranthi Kumar, 2. N Krishna Teja, 3. Harsha Bharat Koti, 4. Prathyush Srivastav, 5. S Ravi Teja, 6. D Bala Chandra Prasad, 7. V Pranava Nanda, 8. M Teja Suresh, 9. Chakaravarthi Reddy M and 10. V. Toshali.

In the closing ceremony Mr J Ramalakshmiah, Vice President, APCA presided over the function, Major K A Shiva Prasad, Vice President, APCA is the chief guest and Dr K Kanna Reddy, Gen. Secretary, APCA also graced the occasion.

Event details, final reports, pairings and results... at APCA Tournament Calendar.

APCA General Secretary K. Kanna Reddy has been awarded a doctorate!

Dr. K. Kanna Reddy
M.A., M.P.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Mr. K. Kanna Reddy, Lecturer in Physical Education, A V College, Domalguda has been awarded a doctorate degree in Physical Education, from Osmania University under the guidance of Prof. K. Surender Reddy on the topic - An Exploratory Study on the level of confidence and mental process of chess players and non chess players.

He belongs to Nagireddy Gudam Village in Nalgonda District. He is Chess FIDE Arbiter and Coach. At present the Secretary of AP Chess Association. He organized a number of international and national tournaments in AP.

Basically, he is a Footballer and University Boxing team captain. He studied intermediate in Govt. Jr. College Miryalaguda, Nlg. Degree in Govt. City College Hyd. P.G. from Arts College O.U. B.P.Ed. from Govt. College of Physical Education Domalaguda. M.P.Ed. from Marathwad University Maharshtra. M.Phil. from Annamalai University Chennai. Now completed Ph.D. from Osmania University. APCA congratulates on attaining his Doctoral Degree!.

AP State Chess Championship/Selection Tournaments 2014 Timetable

AP State Championships/Selections 2014 - Pro Forma Time Table
Event Date Place Organiser
State Team (Men & Women) 1st & 2nd Feb Warangal B. Sampath, Cell: 9492027919
State Rapid & Blitz 20th April R R District S. Subba Raju, Cell: 9866702431
State Challengers 2nd - 4th May Hyderabad S. Subba Raju, Cell: 9866702431
State Under-9 (Boys & Girls) 2nd - 4th May Hyderabad S. Subba Raju, Cell: 9866702431
State Schools * Not yet confirmed. (Nationals from 11th to 16th Jun at Delhi)
State Cities * Not yet confirmed. (Nationals from 16th to 20th Jun at J&K Dindigul, TN)
State Junior (Boys & Girls) 26th - 28th June Tadepalligudem S S Chandra Sekhar,
Cell: 9440867370
State Under-11 (Boys & Girls) * Not yet confirmed. (Nationals from 24th Jul to 1st Aug at Orissa)
State Sub Junior (Boys & Girls) 12th - 14th May Araku Valley K Srinivasa Raju, Cell: 9177378160
State Women Challengers * Not yet confirmed. (Nationals from 1st to 9th Sept at Goa)
State Under-7 (Boys & Girls) * Not yet confirmed. (Nationals from 1st to 9th Sept at West Bengal)
State Under-25 (Men & Women) * Not yet confirmed. (Nationals from 25th to 30th Oct at Tamil Nadu)
State Under-13 (Boys & Girls) * Not yet confirmed. (Nationals from 25th Oct to 2nd Nov at Jharkhand)
State Amateur * Not yet confirmed. (Nationals from 16th to 21st Nov at West Bengal)
State Under-17 (Boys & Girls) * Not yet confirmed. (Nationals from 2nd to 10th Dec at Bihar)
*Urgent: To organise unconfirmed events interested affiliates/organisers please send the bid form to APCA or contact Mr. K. Kanna Reddy, Gen. Sec., APCA, Cell: 939 110 2940

Note: The timetable will be updated regularly as per the actual schedule. For more details contact General Secretary, APCA.

AICF: Kind Attention: Medical Evaluation of the age of Chess Players - The Medical Evaluation to determine the age of the players, will be held at Chennai on 19th,and 20th April, 2014. Players who do not have proper documents as per AICF rules may kindly avail this opportunity to clear their age related issues... read more at ››

AICF: Attention Arbiters and Organisers - All the arbiters officiating in FIDE rated chess tournaments, National Championships and International tournaments are instructed to fulfill the following data for unrated players compulsorily in the pairing software, approved by FIDE.

  • Names of the players must be entered correctly, as per records preferably in passport. If passport is not available, their names according to the other authenticated document shall be entered.
  • Correct date of birth must be compulsorily entered, particularly for players playing in rating tournaments for the first time. If date of birth is not entered for these players, new FIDE ID cannot be generated and the tournament will not be accepted by FIDE for rating without the FIDE ID.
  • Arbiters are responsible for omission of date of birth on new unrated players in tournament data.
  • A new unrated player (without FIDE ID) should not be entered in the tournament without the date of birth.
  • AICF will not accept any tournament data from the organizers, if it has any new unrated player without data of birth.

Chess Clocks for the FIDE rated events. As per FIDE instruction the following direction should be followed for all the FIDE events.

  • All the boards should be provided with the chess clocks. Otherwise the tournament will not be rated. Even after it is rated and subsequently if it is found that the players are played without clocks, the FIDE will cancel the rating and a penalty also will be imposed.

Please be guided accordingly.

AICF: India set to be No.1 in Chess by 2016-2017. The number of Indians in the FIDE rating file is ever climbing. The number in the February 2013 rating list is a massive 29550. In 2013-2014, India should surpass that of Spain and by 2016-2017... Read more at ››

World Champion Viswanathan Anand Honoured by APCA at AICF AGM Chennai

FIVE-TIME World Champion Viswanathan Anand honoured by APCA along with AICF and various state associations at AICF Annual General Body Meeting, Comfort Inn, Marina Towers, Egmore, Chennai on Sunday, 3rd June, 2012. Among the dignitaries Major K. A. Shiva Prasad, Vice President, APCA and K. Kanna Reddy, General Secretary, APCA celebrated victory of universal icon Vishy Anand.