Event: All India Inter-University Westzone chess tournament 2018
Duration: 28/11/108 to 03/12/2018
Location: Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola

The University chess team of MIT WPU recently participated in the AIU Inter-University West Zone Chess Competition held at Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola from 28th November to 3rd December 2018. The team put up a superb show by finishing 4th out of 50 Universities from the five states of the West zone, and qualifying for the all-India university Nationals. The first time participants, in spite of their starting rank of 23, fared much better than higher ranked and much experienced opponents and ended up fourth. The team consisting of Devanshu Mistry, Om Rasal, Kuldeep Chotrani, and Anand Shrotri, has now qualified for the all-India university nationals which are going to take place at CCS University, Meerut from 17th December to 20th December 2018. Devanshu Mistry also won individual board prize for having a perfect score of 8.0/8.0