Prizes of 1st Division Chess League’ 21 handed over
Publish- March 08, 2021, 09:54 PM
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Update- March 08, 2021, 09:57 PM
The Prizes of the Mujib Borsho Walton First Division Chess League’ 2021, sponsored by Walton Group and organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation, officially handed over on Monday at a function at the Chess Federation hallroom.
Rupali Bank Krira Parishad became unbeaten champions in the league securing 21 points from 11 matches, Manha’s Castle finished runners-up collecting 19 points while Sultana Kamal Smiriti Pathagar became 3rd with 18 points.
Champions Rupali Bank Krira Parishad and runners-up Manha’s Castle promoted to the Premier Division Chess League-2022 while two lowly teams--Morning Glory Chess Club of Kushtia and Dhaka Knight’s Chess Club --relegated to the 2nd Division Chess League.
Executive Director and Head of the Games & Welfare Department of Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar Dawn was present at the day’s closing function as the chief guest and later he distributed prizes.
Vice President of Bangladesh Chess Federation KM Shahidullah presided over the function. General Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federation and President FIDE Zone-3.2 Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim was also present on the occasion as the special guest.
Champions Rupali Bank Krira Parishad received cash prize money of Tk 50,000 (fifty thousand), runners-up Manha’s Castle got a cash award of Tk 30,000 (thirty thousand) while 3rd ranked Sultana Kamal Smirity Pathagar received Tk 20,000 (twenty thousand) in addition to trophy, medals and Walton home appliances.
A total of 12 teams took part in the round-robin league system competition.