Garden High School in association with Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy organized CHECKMATE 2017, an Inter-School Chess Championship which was held on the School premises on Saturday, 11 November 2017. Ten schools participated in the competition to make the event a memorable one. They were Birla High School (Boys), South Point School, Future Hope School, Future Foundation School, The Heritage School, South City International School, Ashok Hall Girls H.S. School, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Shri Shikshayatan School and Garden High School. The participants included pupils from Classes V to XII.
The Principal, Mrs Rajashri Biswas, declared the tournament open with a welcome speech. She mentioned that Chess is not just a game but also a lesson for life. As the rapid chess tournament began there was excitement all-around. Four rounds were played by each participant.
Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua graced the occasion and gave away the prizes. The winning team was Garden High School. South Point School emerged runner-up. Birla High School for Boys came third. Each board had an individual winner and a runner-up. Garden High School, being the host school, handed over the Champion’s trophy to the runner-up South Point School. The tournament came to an end with a vote of thanks by the Vice-Principal.
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