Stany, MG Gagan, Niranjan and V Raghavendra will represent the State in the National Challenger chess championship.

Gahan, Niranjan and Raghavendra finished in second with 8.5 points each.

Important results (final round): GA Stany (Shi, 9) drew Niranjan Navalgund (Bel, 8.5); Girish A Koushik (Mys, 7.5) lt to PP Prachura (Ban, 8.5); Kulkarni Vinayak (Ban, 7.5) lt to Arvind Shastry (Ban, 8.5);  MG Gahan (Man, 8.5) bt Sriram Sarja (Thi, 7.5); V Raghavendra (Ban, 8.5) bt Gavi Siddayya (Ban, 7.5); Pramanik Projjwal (Ban, 7) lt to J Manjunath (Ban, 8.5); HG Santoshkashyap (Ban, 7.5) drew MS Sharang (Ban, 7.5); Gurukumaraswamy Gaddigimath (Ban, 7) lt to Sanjay Sindhia MH (Ban, 8); Naren N Kumar (Ban, 7.5) drew TR Chandrashekar (SBM, 7.5); GK Muralidhara (Ban, 7) lt to Aman Chandra (Ban, 8); KT Pradeep (Ban, 7) lt to Rajkumar S Singha (Ban, 8); K Manasa (Man, 7.5) bt KS Raghunandan (Ban, 7); Sameer Ghotane (Bel, 7.5) bt HS Kaushik (Ban, 7.5); HS Karthik (Ban, 7) drew VPS Darshan (Man, 7); Sushrutha Reddy (Ban, 7.5) bt Neeraj S Pai (Shi, 6.5).