The All India School Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, 2016 started on 23rd December at Sarala Birla Public School. A total of 180 players, both rated and unrated from, all over India participated in this tournament. The tournament comprised of rounds where students performed with their extraordinary analytical skills. The chief guest of the tournament were Mrs. Richa Sanchita, Councilor of the High court and Mrs. Paramjit Kaur Principal Sarala Birla Public School. The programme commenced with a welcome song followed by lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. Mr. Pritam Singh, the secretary of the All Jharkhand Chess Association (AJCA), Mr. Neeraj Kumar Mishra, the International Master, Mr. Manish Sharma, the secretary of the Ranchi district Chess Association were also present on the occasion. It also included a scintillating dance performance by the students of SBPS. The inaugural session ended on inspiring note with the speech of the dignitiries.