Erode AIADMK MLAs KV Ramalingam and KS Thennarasu inaugurated the district level chess tournament at the party office on Sunday in connection with the the birthday celebration of the late CM Jayalalithaa.
The chess tournament was held separately for men and women in 4 categories namely 9, 12, 15 years old and all ages.
About 220 people from different parts of the district participated in the competition and showcased their talents.
The prize giving ceremony for the winners was held in the evening.
A total of 100 prizes were awarded to 30 people in each category and 10 boys and girls under the age of 7.
In addition, a total of Rs 20,000 worth prizes were awarded in all age groups.