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Amarasinghe and Amaya chess champions

Best Chess players of 2020 at the Kalutara International Chess festival. A A C B Amarasinghe – Gold Medal (men), H Methushi Amaya Fernando – Gold (women).
Best Chess players of 2020 at the Kalutara International Chess festival. A A C B Amarasinghe – Gold Medal (men), H Methushi Amaya Fernando – Gold (women).

A A C B Amarasinghe, a final year Undergraduate of the Science Faculty of the Sri Jayawardenapura University emerged champion and won the Gold Medal at the Men’s Open Event of the Final Ranking at the Open International Rating Chess Tournament, organized by Kalutara Chess Club and held at Hotel White Haven, Panadura from January 15 to 19, 2020.

Amarasinghe scored 81/2 out of 9 points and was the most outstanding chess player, Tournament Director I A Dayal Siriwardena told ‘Daily News’.

Chinthaka Anuruddha Galappaththi, who represented Kandy Chess Club was placed ‘First Runner Up’ and Won a silver with 8 points and Isuru Alahakoon (Sri Lanka Navy) won Bronze and was equal second for the same score of 8 points at the men’s event.

H Methushi Amaya Fernando, a student of Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda won Gold and emerged champion with six and a half points at the Girls’ Final Ranking. Linali Andrea Jayasuriya from Panadura Lycum International School, won Silver with 6 points and W M M N Wijesinghe, a student of‘Kandy Girls’ High School also was equal second for a Bronze medal.

Other Results of the Final Ranking

Open event: Under 7 girls – Keyara Yashasveen Samarasinghe Gold medal – champion Rasindi Himansika (first runnerup) – Silver

Under 9 girls – A G Hansadie Aradha Akuratiya (Gold) M A D D Munasinghe Silver

Under 11 girls – D G Jayandi Bimansa – Gold H G M K Saheli Onaya Karunasena – Silver

Under 15 girls – M Nuwanthi Silva Gamage – Gold, D A Thavinsa Archani Dissanayake – Silver

Under 13 girls – A G Javindi Avarjana Akuratiya – Gold, W C M Ehsha Mishela Palli – Silver

Under 7 boys – Amila Nimsara Ethkandura – Gold, K M Nilash Nethul Kottage – Silver

Under 9 boys – Dhanodya Budmina Hettigoda – Gold, D D L N Dandeniya – Silver

Under 11 boys – Dishal Nimsara Weerasekara – Gold, Vivash Ransara Samarakoon – Silver

Under 13 boys – M D Vinuda Shenal – Gold, H Y Thisaga Manvidu Hewawasam – Silver

Under 15 boys – Dimuth Indeepa Samaraweera – Gold, Kusalvin Liyanage – Silver

Over 50 years category – J I Ajantha de Silva – Gold (Champion)

 


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