Jammu Division Selection Chess Tournaments 2019

21-26 April 

  • South Kashmir Chess Championship 2018
  • South Kashmir Chess Championship 2018
  • Meenal gupta of jammu draw with women International master of India in world youth chess championship
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  • Arushi won silver medal in commonwealth chess championship in rapid format 2018
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Soham Kamotra Won Senior Open Chess Championship


1st Soham Kamotra – 6 points
2nd Sumit Grover – 5.5 points
3rd Aakashdeep singh bhatia – 5.5 points
4th Maxim Singh – 5 points
5th Ajit Singh – 5 points
6th Ankush Bhardwaj – 5 points
7th Shashi Pal sharma – 5 points
Little Kids also played superbly in this event
1. Pranav Abrol 4.5 points
2. Superb Jain 4.5 points
3. Aryan Bali 4 points
4. Amrita Gupta 3.5 points
5. Ojaswani mengi 3.5 points
6. Surinder gupta 3.5 points
7. Radhika Palgotra 3 points



thueembnailAll J&K Chess Association  organized South Kashmir Chess championship 2018 w.e.f 15-09-2018 to 18-09-2018 at National Innovation Public School Zainapora Shopian for seniors,Juniors,sub Juniors both Boys & Girls . About 100 players both boys & Girls from all districts of South Kashmir participated in It. It was first time in history of Chess in Kashmir valley that this kind of championship was organized by All J&K Chess Association in South Kashmir. The closing ceremony of South Kashmir Chess Championship 2018 was held at National Innovations Public School Zainapora Shopian on 18-09-2018 .Mr.Syed Ahmad (Sub Divisional Magistrate Zainapora) was Chief Guest & Mr.Raja Wahid Manager District Shopian J&K State Sports Council ,Ms.Afshana Jallo HOD National Innovations Public  School Zainapora ,Mr.Khursheed Ahmad (Chairman)  National Innovations Public School Zainapora ,Mudasir Ahmad  press reporter Kashmir Monitor ,Mr. Abdul Rashid Ahangar
President Anantnag Chess Association  were guest of  honors. Besides office bearers of All J&K Chess Association also present. Rs.15000.00 cash, trophies ,Medal and certificates were distributed among toppers .. Irshad Ahmad and Javid Ahmad  were Arbiters. Mohammad Shafi was  Organizing Secretary in this  mega event . The Final results are as under.

Category 1st 2nd 3rd
Senior Men Mushtaq Ahmad Chopin Sheeraz Ahmad Shiekh Riyaz Ahmad Dar
U 19 Girls Shahkar Partav Hijaz
U15 boys Hafiz Amin Danish Zaffar Fida Hasan
U15 Girls Mehr-Ul.Nisa Asra Rehman Farhat Ashraf and Ansa Farooq jointly
U13 boys Aabid Sheraq Amanullah Taha Khursheed
u13 girls Masifa Isaq
U11  Suhail Shakeel
U9 girls Deeba Gulzar
U9 boys Arsalan Khursheed Sammer Isaq Kashif Bashir



Meenal Gupta became the First Ever women Sports person from J&K to qualify for the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Award

for winning an international medal in a sports event recognized by the Government of India (GoI)

Commonwealth Gold medal in U-14 and Commonwealth silver medal in U-16



Arushi kotwal of J&K win silver medal in Rapid format of Asian school chess championship in U-17 girls category at Srilanka 2018

J&K players are Shining at International events.


Selection Rules 
for J&K Players For Participation in Nationals