Image : The Indian Team comprised of Captain Charudatta Jadhav (GTL), National Champion Rajesh Oza, Asian Champion Gaurav Gadodia, Shirish Patil and Swapnil Shah. Ramakant Satam (B.E.S.T.) was the Manager and Raghunandan Gokhale was the Coach of the team.
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The Indian Blind Team performed well beyond expectations in the 12th World Team Chess Olympiad for the Blind organized by International Braille Chess Association
(IBCA) at La Pineda, Tarragona (Spain) from 2nd November to 12th November 2004.The Team finished 19th this time (improving upon its 28th ranking in the last edition).
The Indian Team comprised of Captain Charudatta Jadhav
(GTL), National Champion Rajesh Oza, Asian Champion Gaurav Gadodia, Shirish Patil and Swapnil Shah.
Captain Charudatta Jadhav
had too many responsibilities to shoulder.As a Secretary of AICFB, he had to be in touch with other officials in India to ensure that Rajesh Oza reach Tarragona in time.Being a board member of IBCA, he had to look after so many International matters.
In spite of these, his
performance over the board was very good.Had he
not lost an important encounter against Kazakhstan on time, his
final score would have looked much better, In the last round Charudatta
played a faultless ending and drew against the Frenchman who won Gold medal for the best score on fourth board. Away from the board, Charudatta Jadhav was re-elected unopposed on the Board of IBCA and was appointed Chairman for the Asian region.He is the only person from Asia to received this honor to become a Executive board member of IBCA.