West Bengal gets new chess body

Last Updated: Sun, Dec 09, 2012 19:52 hrs

A new body to govern the game of chess in West Bengal was formed officially in the special general body meeting of West Bengal Chess Ad-Hoc Committee, which convened at Calcutta Club on Sunday.

The special general body meeting was held under the observation of Secretary of All India Chess Federation Bharat Singh Chouhan and Vice President of FIDE DV Sundar.

Defying Calcutta High Court's order to conduct an election to form a legal governing body, West Bengal chess was running in an autocratic manner for about 20 years.

The election was conducted on Sunday for selecting the governing body of the state chess under the election officer GM Dibyendu Barua, Vice President of AICF.

All office bearers were elected unanimously.

The state body "West Bengal Chess Association" from now on will be renamed as "Bengal Chess Association".

The decision of renaming the state body was welcomed by all representatives from 16 districts, present at the special general body meeting.

Sanjoy Sureka was elected President of BCA while Atin Sengupta, Srenik Sett, Soumen Majumdar and Kushal Chowdhury were elected Vice Presidents.

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