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 A Chess Coaching Camp cum The 1st Tuensang District Chess Championship inclusive of Shamator district and Noklak district organized by the Youth Resources and Sports department in collaboration with the Nagaland Chess Association concluded on June 25th 2022.

Miss. Trongtsali Sangtam emerged as the champion while Haulim S Chang secured the first runner up, Beso Chang finished as the second runner up and Lomchu Chingmak was placed fourth. 

The Nagaland Chess Association also set-up its new units: Tuensang District Chess Association, Shamator district Chess Association and Noklak District Chess Association and distributed 10 chess sets to all its units under the leadership of Nagaland Chess Association President Neiba Kronu, Minister of  Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs.

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 The 1st Rapid Nagaland State Chess Championship 2021 concluded on October 23 and the prizes were distributed by Helie Rupreo, Former President NCA and retired Director, Agriculture Department, Nagaland.

Up to top ten position holders in the open category were given cash prizes along with certificates.

In the Open Category, Melesai Dawhuo emerged as the Champion.

Salhuto Nyekha and Khrielie Sano were declared second and third winners respectively.

The following are the winners in under-18 and under-14 year categories:  

Under-18 Category:

1st:     Asile R Hau of St John’s School, Kohima,

2nd:  Heudigwangbe Meru of Livingstone Foundation Intl. Dimapur,

3rd:   Muzivolu Veswu of Westside School Dimapur,

4th:   Intovi K Awomi of Holy Family Hr Sec School Kohima and

5tth:  Kaboto K Awomi of Holy Family Hr Sec School Kohima.

Under-14 year Category:

1st:    Pulonito Hesso of Coraggio School Kohima,

2nd: Setsuzo Phesa-o of Chandmari Higher Sc School Kohima,

3rd:  Jitihto Nyekha of Westside School Dimapur,

4th:  Cidibe Peter Mbung of Sainik School Punglwa Peren, and

5th:  Suipoi R Hau of St John’s School Kohima.

Chess In Schools

The All India Chess Federation has declared the result of AICF Chess in schools Trainers Training Program conducted in the month of March 2021. 

The Following Trainers from Nagaland were declared Passed and were awarded Certificates.

  Sourav Singh

 Akhilesh Singh

 Shabnam Singh

 Vekukho Soho

 Khoveto Vero

 S. Litingse Sangtam


 Nipeto Hesso

 Pikuto Chishi

    Nagaland Chess Association Office and Website Inaugurated


Former President and Retd. Director, Agriculture Department, Govt. of Nagaland, Shri. Hielie Rupreo inaugurated Nagaland Chess Association Office and Website on 3rd of July 2021 at Kohima.

Rupreo expressed his optimism that NCA would be able to reach greater heights as well as function more efficiently with the establishment of its office and website. Rupreo also thanked all the pioneers of NCA, well-wishers and the present NCA officials led by Neiba Kronu -Minister for planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs- as its President for relentlessly working to promote Chess in Nagaland.

The inauguration function was chaired by Vekukho Soho, Joint Secretary NCA. Nipeto Hesso and Topeni Hesso presented a special song and Inaugural prayer was said by Hokhepu Achumi, Asstt. Pastor, Sumi Baptist Church Kohima.

A Warm-Up Tournament with 20 minutes time control was played after the Inaugural Function. Mughaho Awomi emerged as the winner, followed by Hielie Rupreo and Sukhavi Achumi.

AICF Chess Trainers Program

The All India Chess Federation conducted Chess Trainers Program from 17th to 20th of March 2021. The program was aimed at providing necessary skills to Trainers and to enable them to teach Chess in Schools in order to promote Chess at the grassroot level.


The following Seventeen Chess Players from Nagaland Participated in the Program.

















18th Nagaland Chess Championship 2021

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The Nagaland Chess Association (NCA) organized the 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship 2021 with an enhanced Total Prize money of Rs.20,6000 at The Heritage, Kohima, from 29th March 2021 to 1st April 2021.

Neiba Kronu, Minister of Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue, & Parliamentary Affairs and also President of NCA inaugurated the Tournament as well as graced the Valedictory function as the Presidential Guest.

The champion in open category was awarded with Rs. 50,000 while second, third and fourth place winners received Rs. 30,000, Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively. Rank 5 to 10 holders received Rs. 5000 each.

The winners in the Under 18 and Under 14 categories were awarded with Rs. 10,000 (1st), Rs. 7,000 (2nd), Rs. 5000 (3rd), Rs 3000 (4th rank) and Rs. 2000 (5th Rank) each.

 Following are the results:

Under 14 Category

Champion: Jitihto Nyekha, Westside School Dimapur

2nd Position: Pulonito Hesso, Coraggio School Kohima

3rd Position: Shurhozhalie Sabastian Solo, St. Mary Cathedral Higher Secondary School Kohima

4th Position: Kereilhulie Nagi, Minister’s Hill Baptist Higher Secondary School Kohima.

5th Position: Manas Sharma, Hope Academy School Dimapur

Under-18 Category

Champion: Muzivolu Veswu, Westside School Dimapur

2nd Position: Kunvuto Awomi, Coraggio School Kohima

3rd Position: Mughakishe Awomi, Holy Family School, Kohima

4th position: Intovi Awomi, Holy Family School, Kohima

5th position: Kaboto Awomi, Holy Family School. Kohima


Open Category

Champion: Kevilekho Zumvu

2nd Position: Mughaho Awomi

3rd Position: Khrielie Sano

4th Position: Seyiekhrietuo Mere

5th Position: Salhuto Nyekha

6th Position: Akhrietuo Keseyie

7th Position: Hekugha Yepthomi

8th Position: Toivi Yeptho

9th Position: Pikuto Chishi

10th Position: Ketholelie Nisa

Individual prizes

*Best Female Player: Shenikali Hesso, Coraggio School, Kohima (Rs. 5000)

*Best 60 years & above: Sede Nagi (Rs. 5000)

*Only Female Player in Open Category: Tsesam (Rs. 2000)

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