Chess prodigy Tarini Goyal scores 96.4 percent in CBSE Class XII

Balbir Singh | May 03, 2019 01:00 PM

CHANDIGARH; City chess prodigy Tarini Goyal, a Class XII of Sacred Heart School, has brought honours to the school in the field of academics as well. Tarini, who has scored 96.40 per cent in Class XII in the commerce stream (with mathematics as main subject) has performed well in all the five subjects. Bagging A1 grade in all subjects, she scored 99 marks in accounts, 97 in Economics, 96 in Business Studies and 95 each in Mathematics and English.  

Tarini achieved these grades in spite of the fact that she was busy playing tournaments internationally and in the country for most part of the last two years.

She plans to pursue economics in Delhi University provided she gets admission to any of the prestigious colleges of Delhi. At the same time she intends to pursue chess with the objective of becoming an international player of repute.

Sister Nisha, the Principal of Sacred Heart School has complimented Tarini for her outstanding success and says that she was proud of having Tarini in the school for 14 years during which Tarini has brought lot of prestige to the school. She wished Tarini success in life.

The Chess achievements of Tarini:

1. She has an ELO rating of 2150 and has the titles of Women Fide Master and also FIDE Instructor awarded by the World Chess Federation.

 2. As per World chess federation (FIDE) statistics, she is ranked number 5 in India, number 9 in Asia and number 36 in the world in U 18 girls.

3. She has represented the country nearly 20 times in various international championships and till date she has bagged 13 international medals in different age categories in various tournaments such as the Asian Youth Chess Championships, Asian School Chess Championship etc.

4. Stood 7th in World Youth Chess Championship 2018 in U 18 girls in Greece.  Got WIM norm in the same tournament.

5. Represented the country in Asian Youth Chess Championship in U18 Girls category in Thailand.

6. She bagged fourth position in the Commonwealth Chess Championship (U 18 Girls) in 2017.

7. She also represented the country in World Junior Chess Championship in Italy and Commonwealth Chess Championship in 2017.

8. She participated in Dubai International Grandmaster tournament organised by Dubai Chess Federation held from April 03-11, 2017 at Dubai Chess & Culture Club, UAE.

 9. Bagged Bronze Medal in the U-17 National Girls Chess Championship organised by Tamil Nadu State Chess Association held from October 24-November 1, 2017 and was selected to represent India in the Asian & World Youth Chess Championships 2018.

10. Secured joint 5th (seventh) position in the U-19 National Girls Chess Championship 2017.

11. She has been Champion in Chandigarh Seniors Chess Championship thrice and has been the state champion in various age categories many number of times.

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