Young Odia chess players create big impact in Asian Youth tourney

Bhubaneswar: In the ongoing Asian Youth Chess Championship 2011 at Philippines, the chess stars of the state created a big impact bagging three gold and two bronze medals.  

I.M Debashih Das became champion under 18 boys category and Sankalp Baliar Singh and Ritambhara Bidhar emerged as champions competing under-10 boys category.

While Das scored seven points out of 9 rounds, Singh and Bidhar scored six and half and seven and half points out of 9 rounds respectively.  

Scoring six points, Utkal Ranjan Sahu bagged bronze medal under 16 age-group for boys, while Rakesh Jena bagged bronze medal under-10 boys category.