In the last few months, Surya developed interest in Chess. He wanted to participate in a local chess tourney. His school teacher, B. K. Ravi, works with Dronacharya Chess Academy (DCA.) DCA conducted a weekend chess tourney on 23rd and 24th. Surya participated in the event as a non-member.
The event is conducted at Vasavi Club, opposite Sensation Theater in Hyderabad. The tourney is well planned and well organized. Being still novice, Surya managed two points from 5 games. He got good exposure though, playing with kids from different schools.