Gimantha - youngest Lankan at Asian Chess C'ships
Gimantha Gayasha Kiriella, a grade two student at St. Peter's College
Colombo 3 became the youngest contestant to represent Sri Lanka at the
seventh Asian Chess Championship which was held at Indira Gandhi Indoor
Stadium in New Delhi, India recently.
He has succeeded many events he had competed so far, including
victories at the (best on board-under 8) western province Team Chess
Championship in 2010, Colombo District Youth Rapid Chess Championship
and All Island Inter School Chess championships in the same year. One of
his recent achievements is winning the all-island inter-school
individual chess championships 2011.
He qualified for the Asian championships when he clinched the Under-7
'A' title of the All-Island inter-schools individual chess
Some of his achievements are as follows:
First runner up (under7) - Sixth Asian Schools Chess Championship
2010 organized by Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
Champion, Western Province (under-8)- Ediriweera Sarathchandra
Invitational Schools Chess Championships 2010.
Best on Board 5 (under- 8) - Golden Square International - Western
Province Team Chess Championships 2010.
Merit (under- 8) - Kolonnawa Chess Academy - Western Province age
group Chess Championships 2010, Organized by Chess Federation of Sri
Merit (under-7) - All Island Schools Individual Zonal Chess
First Runner-Up(under-8) - Mind Warriors Chess Academy - Western
Province Individual Chess Championships 2011.
2011 (qualified for all island finals).
Champion (under 8) - Asoka College Colombo - 2011 Western Province
Individual Chess Championships.
Champion (under 8) - Chesss Master Chess Academy - 2011 Western
Province Individual Chess Championship.
Champion (under 8) - Golden Kings - 2011 Western Province team Chess
Best on Board 4 (under 8) - Golden Kings - 2011 Western Province team
First runner-up (under 8)- Golden Square International - Western
Province age group Chess Championship 2011.
Champion (under 8) - Castle Chess Club All Island Inter Schools Chess
Championship Western Province 2011.
Champion (under 8) - Thurstan College Western Province Chess
Champion (under 8) - Golden Queen Chess Club Western Province Chess
Champion (under 7) - All Island Sri Lanka Inter School Individual
Chess Championship 2011.