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Big prize money on offer for National Chess Champions

Direct qualifiers of the National chess championship Harshana Tillekaratne and Sayuni Gihansa Jayaweera
Direct qualifiers of the National chess championship Harshana Tillekaratne and Sayuni Gihansa Jayaweera

Sri Lanka National Chess Championships conducted by Chess Federation of Sri Lanka (CFSL)will be held from September11 to 14 and again from 19 to 21 at the CFSL Headquarters, Nugegoda. The first round will commence on September 11at 4pm while awards ceremony will be held on the final day September 21 soon after the final round.

The tournament will be conducted with 13 rounds on Round robin basis. The first 13 players of the recently concluded National B chess championship and Harshana Thilakarathne who is the National Chess Champion are eligible to take part in the men’s event while first 13 players of the recently concluded National ‘B’ championships and Sayuni Gihansa Jayaweera, the Women’s National Chess Champion of Sri Lanka are eligible to take part in the women’s event

This time CFSL is offering the most attractive cash awards( 320, 000 rupees ) among Sports associations in Sri Lanka for this National championship .

The National chess champion will receive a Rs100, 000 cash award while women’s National champion will receive Rs 60, 000 cash award. In addition men’s 1st runner up will receive Rs 50, 000 while Rs30,000 will be given for the women’s 1st runner up.

In addition up to fifth places will receive cash awards The eligible chess players for the Nationals should confirm their participation before 12.00 noon on Tuesday ( 8th Sept) by an email to [email protected].

Following chess players are eligible to take part in the National championship .

National’ A’ Chess Championship(men) – Qualifiers from National ‘B’ Chess

Championship

1 CM, Liyanage Ranindu Dilshan (Ananda College)2. KPRN Samaranayake,3 Theekshana Denuwan (Ananda College),4 FM, Susal de Silva (Nalanda College),5 FM, Minul Sanjula Doluweera (Royal College),6 Danushka Bandara ,7 DMGS Dassanayake (St. Sylvester’s College),8 Shehan Weerasinghe,9. KA Akhila Kavinda,10. A.A.C.B Amarasinghe (SJP Chess Club),11 G.W.D.M Dabarera (Maliyadeva College),12 FM, Chinthaka Anuruddha (Kandy YMCA CC),13 S Sivathanujan (Kokuvil Hindu College)

Direct Qualifier .. FM, Harshana Tillekaratne- Maliyadeva College (Having a rating more than 2,400)

*Women’s National ‘A’ Chess Championship – Qualifiers from Women’s National ‘B’ Chess Championship

1 Nevanji Hewawasam (Visakha Vidyalaya),2 Thilini Koswatte (SL Aviation Services, Katunayake),3 Sandeepani Tharushi (Devi Balika Vidyalaya),4 Fernando G W Nethmi L (Girls High School),5 WCM, Tharushi T H D Niklesha (Visakha Vidyalaya),6 Mapa M M W H (Girls High School),7 WCM, Pallie Ehsha Mishela (Visakha Vidyalaya),8 Janandani Abeysinghe (NSBM Green University),9 Minethma Lasandi Wickramasinghe (Sujatha Vid, Matara) ,10 Pavalachandran Ashvini (Wycherly International School),11 WIM, Ranasinghe S D (Nf3 Chess Club),12 Tharuli Ranganath (Yoshida International School),13 WMMN Wijesinghe (Girls High School)

Direct Qualifier WCM, Sayuni Gihansa Jayaweera- Dharmasoka College (Reigning Women’s National Chess Champion)

 


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