Update : 10th July 2021

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board is Organizing "2nd Petro Shatranj Online Challenge from 26th to 30th July 2021". The Tournament will be organized for the Employees & Family members of Member Organizations of PSPB.

The said tournament will be played on "TORNELO ONLINE PLATFORM" & will be managed by team of International Arbiters from "Team chezzcircle.com"

Mr. Jasjeet Singh (Asst. Secretary, PSPB)


Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) was established in June, 1979. The objective of PSPB is to develop, promote, encourage, co-ordinate and organize various sports and games in the Petroleum Sector and the country at large. Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) is a premier sporting body of Oil and Gas PSUs under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India.

The rationale for setting up PSPB was to provide a platform for talented sportspersons of the country through employment (by its member organizations) and financial support, to enable them to excel in their chosen sporting discipline in the National and International arena, in particular, to bring sporting glory and honour to the country. Currently 15 Public Sector organizations from the Petroleum Sector are members of PSPB as under:

1 Balmer Lawrie & Co. Limited
2 Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
3 Chennai Petroleum Corp. Limited
4 Engineers India Limited
5 GAIL India Limited
6 Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
7 Indraprastha Gas Limited
8 Indian Oil Corp. Limited
9 Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited
10 Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited
11 Numaligarh Refinery Limited
12 OIL India Limited
13 ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited
14 Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited
15 Petronet LNG Limited

PSPB has affiliations with AAI (Archery), AICF (Carrom), AICF (Chess), BAI (Badminton), BFI (Bridge), BSFI (Billiards and Snooker), Hockey India, and TTFI (Table Tennis). PSPB is a team that participates in various National Championships of the above-mentioned associations/federations and always ranks in the first few.
Currently, 20 Grandmasters and International Masters in both men and women's categories are employed with the member organizations of PSPB.
Presently, the following 18 events are being promoted by PSPB: Athletics, Badminton, Bridge, Billiards & Snookers, Cricket, Veteran Cricket, Football, Hockey, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Chess, Carrom, Kabbadi, Squash & Swimming

PSPB is back with Petro Shatranj Cup this year!

You can check the official Poster released by PSPB for this event :

Official Poster of 2nd Petro Shatranj Cup 2021. We have brand Ambassadors
GM P Harikrishna, GM Koneru Humpy in the poster with the prize winners of last event.

Format of Championship:

1. There will be four seperate age group tournaments (Under 20), (Under 16), (Under 12) & Open Category (Above 20). One player is eligible for one higher prize only.
2. Time Control : 5 minutes + 3 sec increment from move 1
3. Playing Platform : TORNELO
4. All the age group Tournaments will be conducted in a swiss league format. We wil have 8 rounds Tournament. All players need to play all 8 rounds.
5. Top 16 players from OPEN GROUP Only (ABOVE 20) will be having knock-out format as Super Finals !

Time Schedule
Date Age Group Reporting Time Round Starting Time
26-Jul-21 Open 06:00 PM 06:30 PM
27-Jul-21 Under 20 06:00 PM 06:30 PM
28-Jul-21 Under 16 06:00 PM 06:30 PM
29-Jul-21 Under 12 06:00 PM 06:30 PM
30-Jul-21 Super Finals 06:00 PM 06:30 PM

The detailed process for Registration:

1. The participants needs to register via registration form for this event.
2. Upon the succeessful registration, participants will get a Tournament Joining link on 21st July 2021.
3. Players Need to join the link and add the player to tournament.
4. "Tornelo" asks for the 4 step process for registation.
4. After receiving mail from ChezzCircle for Tournament Link, you need to Login to tornelo via your mail id and password of Tornelo. Then click on the Tornelo link which you received in mail and you will see this message for "PLAY Now" Click on that mail below the tab "Enter Now"
5. After Clicking on "Enter Now" you will get on page "4 STEP Process" Page where you have to click on "Add player".
6. You need to type name of your as it is on the FIDE Profile and then click on "Next Step"
7. You will get the page for "2nd Step". Where you have to put your FIDE RATING, If you don't have rating then Put "0" and then put your FIDE ID and then click on "Next Step"
8. Insert your Phone no. and Email address there and click "Next Step"
9. Click on "Confirm Entry"
10. Click on "OK"
11. you will be directed to the page and then Click on "CHECK IN"
12. Watch out for your name in the "Entries Portal" "Standings" search in " Filter Items" then you are done with the registration for Tournament !!

Fair Play Regulations

1. All the games will be screened by FPP ( Fair Play Panel ) :
2. The Provisional standings will be uploaded to chess-results.com & the final standings will be published after the screening of games.
3. If the person is disqualified by FPP, he will lose all his points. All the Opponets of the disqualified player will be getting the half point except the last round opponent. The last round opponent will get full point in the standings.
4. All the players agree that they have no right to appeal the aforementioned actions either through arbitration, consultation or in a court of law within any jurisdiction.
5. "Neither PSPB, nor the Hosting Internet Platform claims that the determination of a suspected fair play violation is proof of actual cheating or an admission of guilt by the disqualified player. Such a determination shall not affect the ordinary status of the player for over the board competitions or online events within the jurisdiction of PSPB or its members, unless PSPB FPP decides in case of a clear or gross violation, or repeated violations, to refer the matter to the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee which may exclude the player from all official chess participation for a period up to 3 years."
6. For the success of the event the Organizer has the right to change the schedule with due notice, update the regulations or decide for any matter that is not mentioned in the current regulations.
7. By registering in the Championship, players will not have the right to claim any fin ancial compensation or redress relat ed to the Championship.

Registration form : " Click Here "

The Organizers have kept a Webinar cum Question and Answer Session on 20th July; 15:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs

Please check the detailed circular in a image below :

Question and Answer Session form for Webibar on 20th July :" Click Here "