India U-15 kids finish 5th in World Youth ChampionshipAugust 20, 2014
The India U-15 kids team consisting of S. Gokul, V. B. Reshwadithya, D. Diyaneswar, and A. Ithikhash defeated Italy in the 5th place playoff to be declared consolation winners. The Kids began with a bang. They thrashed Italian kids 58-5 in first segment of 14 boards of the 3 segments match. They continued to dominate the match , winning all 3 sets convincingly. Final scoreline was 143 – 51. In the awards function for kids that soon followed , Indian foursome received mementos from WBF .
Mr. Arvind Vaidya the NPC reports :
“I watched the 1st session at the CR table where pair of Reshwaditya and Ithikhas played for India. From what I saw I can tell you today itself that we already have the talent for 2016 youth event and beyond !! . They played with confidence and poise. Card play was sensible and smooth Though I couldn’t watch the other 2 players, namely Gokul and Diyaneswar , am sure they too will be part of this core group as ‘ Youngsters’ for 2016 and beyond , if trained properly on a sustained basis , over next 2 years.”
Congratulations to the kids and the supporting staff of Arvind Vaidya, B.Subramaniam and SRC Sekar.