PANAJI: Dhruv Patil emerged champion in the Big Foot Loutolim village level rapid chess contest, organised by Big Foot Loutolim in memory of Late Shri Pobre Gomes.
Sidnoy Fernandes won 2nd place while Ruben Rodrigues claimed 3rd place. Total 68 players from Loutolim village participated in the tournament.
Saniton Navelkar, Sanford Fernandes, Sadrick Fernandes, Sushant Gavalkar, Nishant Hegganver, Sachin Rathod, Keegan Fernandes, Myren Pacheco, Warren Fernandes, Floyed Vaz, Alston Fernandes and Sagar Gond secured 4th to 15th places respectively.
Age category prizes were awarded to Glenn Monteiro (Best U-9 Boy) and Delila Alvis (Best U-9 Girl).
Amogh Namshiker was the chief arbiter of the tournament and was assisted by arbiter Jaywant Hammanavar and Bhakti Naik. Prizes and certificates were awarded at the hands of chief guest Dr Aldrin Mascarenhas in the presence of Sagar Sakordekar and Pascoal Noronha.
Maendra Alvares welcomed and proposed the vote of thanks.