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Lisara, Dahamdi National Blitz chess champions

Lisara Kodithwakku of Royal College and Dahamdi Sanudulaof Musaeus College were crowned as the Sri Lanka National Blitz champion and Woman Blitz National Champion.

In the open event, 324 players competed for nine rounds. Lisara Kodithuwakkuwas was unbeaten throughout the event and scored a perfect score of 9/9. Three players were tied for the second and third places respectively. S Sivathanujan, D C J Karunarathne and A A H M B Senarathne scored 8 points respectively and with the better tie break S Sivathanujan(Grand Prix Chess Club) became the first runner-up and D C J Karunarathne(Blue & Gold Chess Club) had to satisfy with third place.

In the women’s event, 114 players competed for seven rounds. Dahamdi Sanudula was unbeaten throughout the event and scored a perfect score of 7/7. Four players were tied for the second and third places respectively. Esandi Newansa, Tharuli Vihasna Ranganath, OneliVithanawasam and Nemindi Linaya Ramanayake scored 6 points respectively and with a better tie-break, Esandi Newansa (Dharmasoka College) and Tharuli Vihasna Ranganath (OshidaShokanji International) secured the first runner up and second runner up places respectively.

Sri Lanka National Blitz Chess Championships was organized by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka and was held recently at Sharasthrananda Nawodya Maha Vidyalaya, Dehiwala. Cash awards of Rs 48,000.00 was offered to the winners with trophies, medals and certificates.

 


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