14th AICFB National A Chess Championship for Visually Challenged 2019.

14 th National “A” Chess Championship for visually challenged 2019 started on 05/01/2019 at
MLA Hostel Nagpur, Maharashtra. Top fourteen qualified players from National B Chess
Championship are facing each other to be selected to (Top four players) represent the country
in the forthcoming World Individual Chess Championship for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2019 to be held in Cagliari, Italy from 5 th to 15 th April, 2019.
Sri Manoj Itkelwar Vice President, AICF inaugurated the champ ionships in presence of
Sri Anup Deshmukh, International Master, Sri Manish Thool General secretary AICFB, Sri
Swapnil Shah Treasurer AICFB. Manish Thool welcomed the gathering followed by some some
enchanting and motivating speeches by other dignitaries. Vote of thanks came from Mr Swapnil
Shah and the first round of the tournament started at 3 pm as per schedule.