The much awaited and spectacular finalsof “Inter Zone University Chess Tournament (Men and Women)” by Association ofIndian Universities- AIU (Inter University Sports Board of India) started atAmity University, Noida today at Amity University Campus, Sector-125, Noida
12 teams are participating from various Universities located in4 different zones including SRM University Chennai and Madras University,Chennai from South Zone; Delhi University, Punjab University, Chandigarh, CSJMUniversity, Kanpur and Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar from North Zone;Mumabi University, Mumbai, Savitribai Phule University, Pune; North MaharashtraUniversity, Jalgaon from West Zone and KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar; CalcuttaUniversity, West Bengal and Patna University from East Zone.
Declaring the Tournament open, Dr. B Shukla- Vice Chancellor, Amity University UttarPradesh said that it is a proud privilege for Amity Universityto host the prestigious finals of Inter Zone University Chess Tournament (Menand Women). She stressed that although all Sports are good but Chess makes theplayers mentally agile, decisive and true leaders. She remarked that Chessinvolves a lot of concentration and even a single hurried move could be thelast one in the game of Kings and Pawns. She called upon the players toparticipate in the finals with Sportsmanship because it is participation insuch a reputed tournament that matters rather than victory or defeat which isephemeral.
Sharing information about the tournament, Dr. Kalpana Sharma- Director, AmitySchool of Physical Education and Sports Sciences said that itis for the first time that Amity University is hosting such a premier ChessTournament which will culminate on November 14, 2014. During the Tournament,each team would have to play 5 matches and the final four teams selected wouldcompete in World Chess Tournament representing India.
The Tournament is played as per Swiss league system, wherein allthe teams will play all rounds without any knock out. The final fourteams will be selected after the last round by amassing the scores gathered indifferent rounds by the concerned team members.