Raunak Sadhwani of class 8, Centre Point School Katol Road has been consistently honing his skills to perfection in chess and has been successfully setting records and winning accolades not only at the local state and national level but also at the International level.
In the Fide Grand Swiss Chess Tournament held from 10th to 21st Oct’19 in Douglas, United Kingdom. Raunak played an exemplary game and bagged the Grand Master Award. He scored 5.5 out of 11 points. He is the 9th youngest Grandmaster in the World and the 4th youngest Grandmaster in India. He has already carved a niche for himself as the 1st grandmaster in Nagpur and the 2nd grandmaster in Vidarbha.
For his stupendous success at such a young age Raunak was felicitated by former 5 times World Champion Vishwanathan Award in Chennai on 31st Oct’19. He was awarded a cheque of one lakh rupees in the felicitation function.
He was commended by Mrs. Shilpee Ganguly, Principal, CPS Katol Road, Vice Principals, staff & students. Vilas Nerkar, the school coach for chess also applauded for the wonderful success of Raunak.