Chandrasekhar Gokhale and Charudatta Jadhav
accompanied the team as coach and manager respectively.
Final placings: 1.Poland, 2.Russia, 3.Ukraine, 4.Romania, 5.Spain, 6.Yugoslavia, 7.Germany, 8.Croatia, 9.Slovenia, 10.Hungary, 11.Lithuania, 12.India.
A blind player himself, Charudatta Jadhav
, made such an effort some 3 years ago.He, along with some well-wishers and supporters, formed the All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB), which now has become the apex body of chess for blind in India.
The team put up a remarkable performance, where Charudatta Jadhav
tied for the second place, and Shirish Patil tied for the 3rd.
The team comprises national champion Vilesh Bhat (27), Madan Bagayatkar (42), Charudatta Jadhav
(32) and 25-year-old Shirish Patil (all from Maharashtra), a statement from the All India Chess Federation for the Blind
...Charudatta Jadhav, secretary of AICFB who had played in the Senior World championship last year and had the opportunity of meeting Hervaes Adrien then, feels that this match will be a real test for Gadodia.
Hervaes, who is not only blind but is also confined to the wheel chair, was the most popular participant and the most outgoing of that tournament, Jadhav