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Sri Lankan school players excel in Asia Chess Championship

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Under 11 chess champions Oshini Gunawardena
Under 11 chess champions Oshini Gunawardena

Sri Lanka chess players performed well and won 27 categories in country medals wise in all the formats, Blitz, Rapid and Classical at the 16th Asia Schools Chess Championship concluded yesterday at Citrus Hotel, Waskaduwa. India dominated the classical event of winning nine Medals including five gold medals. In the classical event, Kyrgyzstan won six medals. two golds, two silvers and two bronzes while Uzbekistan won two gold medals Sri Lanka won nine medals (one gold, five silvers and three bronzes .Kazakhstan won six medals, one gold, two silvers and three bronzes Iran won two medals. one gold and one silver Indonesia won one silver medal Mongolia won two bronzes at this event In the Under seven Open event, 50 players competed. Rana Sidhant of India won the championship with 8/9 points. He only drew two games in the 4th and 09th rounds. Arash Sheini Dashtgol of Iran and Iman Nabiyev of Kazakhastan, Dinuga Wickramathanthri of Sri Lanka and Senuth Thewsas Perera tied for the first runner-up positions. But with better tie-breaks, . In the Under 11 Girls event, 34 players competed. Oshini Gunawardhana of Sri Lanka won the championship with 8.5/9 points. Aiaru Altynbek of Kazakhastan and Bold Misheel of Mongolia won the first and second runners-up positions respectively. In the Under 13 Open event, 29 players competed. Sultanbeibarys Dumanuly of Kazakhastan won the championship with 8/9 points. He drew two games in the 5th and 9 th rounds. Dishal Nimsara Weerasekara of Sri Lanka, W D Malisha Sasvidu Weerathungalage of Sri Lanka, T H D Thisaru Induwara of Sri Lanka and AFM B Janukshan tied for the first runner-up position. But with better tie-breaks, Dishal Nimsara Weerasekara and W D Malisha Sasvidu Weerathungalage won first and second runners-up positions respectively.

In the Under 13 Girls event, 29 players competed. Agniya Kush of Kyrgyzstan won the championship with 7.5/9 points. Agniya Kush and M Esandi Newansa of Sri Lanka tied for the championship. With a better tie- break, Agniya Kush won the championship and M Esandi Newansa had to be satisfied with the first runner-up position. Yasmina Alemanova of Kazakhastan won the second runner-up position respectively.

In the Under 15 event, 56 players In the Under 15 Girls event, Barchinoy Shokirjonova of Uzbekistan won the championship with 6.5/9 points. WCM K M Dahamdi Sanudula of Sri Lanka and WCM Ehsha Mishela Pallie of Sri Lanka won first and second runners-up positions respectively.

In the Under 17 Open event, 32 players competed. FM Eldiar Orozbaev of Kyrgyzstan won the championship with 8.5/9 points. He drew only one game in the 8th round. Sanithu Leander Pamudith Morais of Sri Lanka, G K Pasindu Nimsara Dharmakeerthi of Sri Lanka, K G T S D Kiriella of Sri Lanka and Miras Zhassan of Kazakhstan tied for the first runner-up position. But with better tie breaks, Sanithu Leander Pamudith Morais and G K Pasindu Nimsara Dharmakeerthi secured the first and second runners-up positions respectively.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 – 01:00











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