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Kishan Gangolli won the 1st Asian championship for the Visual Challenged in Manipal, India

The IBCA Asian Chess Championship for Visually Challenged 2017 was organized by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) under the aegis of International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) and All India Chess Federation (recognized by government of India) from 22nd to 31st March 2017. Hosted by Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka.

Gold: Kishan Gangolli (IND)
Silver: Makwana Ashwin K (IND)
Bronze: Soundarya Kumar Pradhan (IND)

- Full tournament report
- Final Standings

The tournament was a great succes. IBCA would like to thank the AIFCB , Maniipal University and mr. Charudatta for all their efforts to make this tournament a succes.