According to the President of CFSL Luxman Wijesuriya this National Chess Championship is the selection event for the International Online Rapid Chess championships in future. The Event will help all Chess players to stay at home at this difficult time supporting to grow their Chess Strength. The event is be held on the Chess.com flat form with all the fair play regulations approved by FIDE
The Major Division events will be held in three week ends on October 2 and 3 – Western II (Open), Central with Kegalle (Open), Western I (Women) and Northern (Women), October 9 and 10 – Western I (Open), North Western and Uva with Kegalle (Open), Western II (Women) and Southern (Women),
Meanwhile the – Northern (Open), Southern Open, Central with Kegalle (Women), and North Western & Uva with Ratnapura (Women) will be conducted on October 16 and 17.
The event is scheduled in six stages and there are SL National Online Majors Division Chess Championships, Western 1, Western 2, .Central including Kegalle .North Western with Ratnapura Southern and Northern
The chess players who have Rating greater than 1199 and less than 1899 and selected players from relevant Novices Chess Championship for the Open Section. Rating Greater than 1099 and less than 1599 for Women’s event and qualified players from Women Novices in the respective region.
Trophies and Medals will be awarded to the winners in all events and the Championship title for the winner in age group. A total of Rs. 180,000 will be given as cash awards to National Finals stage II and the tournament arbiters.