KCA has always focused on bringing out the talent in chess. Over the period of 10 years, KCA has trained and groomed many talented players who have and are still performing on state, national and international level. To name a few, here is a list of students who have commendable achievements to their account:
Soumya Swaminathan – She won the World Junior Chess Champion in the Girl’s category in 2009. She has also won a few national championships and won medals at the Asian and Commonwealth level.
Abhishek Kelkar – International Master Title, 7 times ranked in top 10 in various national championships
Harshit Raja – Currently has 2 international norms under his belt and one of the most bright and upcoming player from the Pune.
Pruthu Deshpande – Former State open champion, he is 2nd youngest player ever to win Maharashtra open state championship. One of the few upcoming players from Pune to have above 2000 fide rating
Vallabh Kavi – Former state u-7 champion year 2013
Aditya Samant – One of the best upcoming player from Pune
Arnav Nanal – Former state u-7 champion 2015, finished joint 2nd in 2015 National u-7
Dakshayani Chavan – Former U-7 state runners up, finisher in top 15 in 2015 u-7 National championship
Akshay Borgaokar – 2017 Pune Mayor’s Cup champion in u-7 category
Along with talent and proper coaching, financial support is also a very important factor affecting the performance of the players. The players mentioned above have achieved heights also because they were given sponsorships by various organizations and individuals to promote and showcase their talent and appreciate the efforts these players take by providing them not only financial support to play tournaments but an opportunity to gain experience, learn and mature as a player.
You can also be a part of KCA by sponsoring players and helping them make a mark at international level. You can sponsor a player on a monthly basis or you can also make your contribution by sponsoring a player for 1 international event per year.
Sponsor an event:
KCA organizes various events throughout the year such as internal talent hunt tournament, simulation event by top players from Pune/ India etc. KCA also plays an active role in helping Buddhibal Krida Trust organize various district, state and national level events. Buddhibal Krida Trust has successfully organized more than 100 events in last 15 years that have helped players from Pune and Maharashtra to display and nurture their talent and gain experience. These events play a very important role in bringing out new talent, nurturing and grooming existing talent. Financial assistance plays a very crucial role in organizing and managing these events. You can get associated with KCA by sponsoring for these events.