PHIDIM: Eastern Region picked up 12 chess players, including five women, for this month’s seventh National Games. Rajan Subedi and Prakash Nepal of Jhapa, Parshuram Rai of Udaypur, Singeshwor Das of Saptari, Suman Rai of Bhojpur, Suman Shrestha of Dhankuta and Prajwal Ghimire of Sunsari made it to the finals through the selection event held in Phidim. Kripa Adhikari, Punam Rai and Khushbu Thapa of Jhapa, Ashma Thapa of Morang and Sushila Gurung of Taplejung were picked up in women’s category. The seventh National Games will be held in Eastern Region from December 23-30.