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5th KOLONNAWA CHESS CLASIC

5th Kolonnawa Chess Clasic at Sathara Auditorium, Maharagama, from 13th to 17th December 2019 Download Tournament Prospectus

11th Ethugalpura BLITZ Chess Challenge 2019 - Final Results

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11th Ethugalpura International Rated Chess Championship 2019

11th Ethugalpura International Rated Chess Championship 2019 was commenced in style at the Hotel Blue Sky, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka on 30th November 2019. On behalf of the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, Knight sFlame Chess Club is organizing the Ethugalpura International Rated Chess Championship for the 11th consecutive year with the total cash fund of Rs 400,000.00. Ethugalpura is 10 Rounds event with pairing according to the Swiss system and playing accord with the FIDE Rules. Total participation in the event is 726. ...Read More

CFSL Chess Calendar 2020

Sri Lanka Inter Club Super League Chess Championship 2019

Tournament Prospectus

The 6th Sri Lanka Senior Chess Championship 2019

Pairings & Results

National Rapid Chess Championship 2019

 

National Rapid Chess Championship 2019 Open - Final Ranking

National Rapid Chess Championship 2019 Women - Final Ranking

National Blitz Chess Championships 2019

 

National Blitz Chess Championship 2019 Open - Final Ranking

National Blitz Chess Championship 2019 Women - Final Ranking

SLSCA Team Chess Championship Finals- 2019

 

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Mercantile/ Government Services International Rated Blitz Chess Championship & Rapid Chess Championship 2019

 

MAS Holdings won the Rapid open Chess Championship and Virtusa won the Rapid Women’s Chess Championship in Mercantile/ Government Services International Rated Blitz Chess Championship 2019. LSEG-Orange HRM won the Blitz open Chess Championship and HNB team won the Blitz Women’s Chess Championship in Mercantile/ Government Services International Rated Blitz Chess Championship 2019.More Photos

Mercantile / Government Services International Rated Chess Championship 2019 Blitz

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National School Games - Chess 2019

 

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World Youth Championship: India and Russia reign supreme - News from Fide.com Read More

 
4th Anniversary celebrations and the Annual Award Ceremony of Lanka Chess Academy International  

The above ceremony recently held at the Colombo Public Library Auditorium in a grand way. About 300 winners of LCAI branches received medals and certificates according to the achievement of the exam and tournament at this event. LCAI awarded special valuable certificates to the students who completed all three chess courses under the syllabus of the Academy..Read More Photos Below

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Excellent Level Certificates Set 1

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National Sports Festival Chess Championship 2019 - MEN Pairings & Results

 

National Sports Festival Chess Championship 2019 - WOMEN Pairings & Results

 

Buddhi International Open Rating Chess Championship-2019 Open Champion FM Isuruand Alahakoon, Best Female WIM Sachini Ranasinghe. Category Prizes Excel ..PDF .. Photo

 

Inter Club Rapid Chess Championship - 2019 Open Results

 

Inter Club Rapid Chess Championship - 2019 Women's Results

 

Inter Club Blitz Chess Championship - 2019 Open Results

 

Inter Club Blitz Chess Championship - 2019 Women's Results

 

Sri Lanka University Games 2019 - Chess Men Results

 

Sri Lanka University Games 2019 - Chess Women Results

 

Harshana wins Silver Medal at Western Asian Youth Chess Championship 2019

 

Harshana Thilakarathne, the National Chess Champion won the Silver Medal of the western Asian Youth Chess Championship 2019 yesterday. The event was held at New Delhi, India from 4th to 11th September 2019. Sri Lanka field a 16 member National Youth chess Team for the event.Harshana was the only player who could achieve a medal at the standard Chess event. He also shined by winning the Silver Medal at the Western Asian Youth Blitz Chess Championship 2019.Devnethmi Dahampriya also shined winning the Bronze Medal at the Western Asian Rapid Youth Chess Championship 2019 - Under 16 Girls event. Report by Luxman Wijesuriya, Hony. Tournament Secretary - CFSL, General Secretary - Commonwealth Chess Association,Vice President - Asian Chess Federation

5th Negombo Chess Festival 2019, Open Champion Anuruddha Galappaththi and Best Female Tiumi Yashora - Read More

 

Junior and Girls National Chess Championships 2019

Sri Lanka Junior National Chess Championship 2019 - Pairings & Results

Sri Lanka Junior Girls National Chess Championship 2019 - Pairings & Results

“FOXHILL CHESS FIESTA” Pairings & Results

 

Kandy Open 22nd - 27th August 2019 Pairings & Results

 

First time in Sri Lankan Chess History Two Major Awards for a Queen and King at the Presidential Sport Awards 2017/2018

 

“Kreeda Rathna “the life time achievement award of excellence for WFM/FI Suneetha Wijesuriya. Most popular upcoming sportsman of the year for FM Harshana Thilakaratne. Congratulations and All the Very Best for a Great Future

The National Chess Championships 2019

 

Harshana, the King and Sayuni, Queen at Sri Lanka Chess Nationals! CFSL provide the highest cash fund, Rs. 320,000/= this year Read More

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Sri Lanka National Chess Championship - 2019 - Pairings & Results

Sri Lanka Women's National Chess Championship - 2019 - Pairings & Results

Live Games - https://srilankachess.lk/

Abhijeet Gupta wins the Commonwealth title for a record fifth time!

 

Legends have a habit of raising their game when the situation demands it. That's the reason why they have maximum grand slams to their credit, or highest number of goals, or most runs scored! In chess, the mark of a strong player stems from how he plays in the last round, especially when he is in a must-win situation....Read More News from Chessbase India, Photo: Sagar Shah

8th Mercantile/ Government Services International Rating Chess Championships 2019 - Pairings & Results

 

Anuruddha and Sayni Wins National B Titles

 

The experienced, GC Anuruddha, a former National Chess Champion won the Sri Lanka National B Chess title 2019 scoring 8 points out of the possible 10 games while Sayuni Gihansa Jayaweera (Dharmasoka College), former Women’s National Chess Champion also scored 8 points to achieve the Women’s National B Chess Championship 2019, both convincingly......... Read More

National [B] Chess Championship 2019 - Pairings & Results

Women's National [B] Chess Championship 2019 - Pairings & Results

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Chandana Wins 6th Sri Lanka Grand Prix 2019

 

Chandana Wijekoon of Sri Lanka Navy won the 6th Sri Lanka Chess Grand Prix 2019 at the Chess federation of Sri Lanka scoring 8 points out of possible 11 games. He got the lead from the very beginning and maintained the lead and finish with a draw with IM Romesh Weerawardena, the main rival in the last games. ... Read More

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Report - 9th Dhamso International Chess Festival 2019 > Read More

 

India to host the 2019 Commonwealth Championship Read More

 

FIDE new office in Lausanne is now fully operational .. Read More

 

Five Sri Lankan chess players are among the top 10 of their age categories in the World School Individual Chess Championships 2019.

 

Under 11 Boys 8th Place - Yadeesha Rashmane Dissanayaka

Under 11 Girls 8th Place - Nemindi Linaya Ramanayake

Under 15 Girls 8th Place - W Buthmi J Epa

Under 15 Girls 9th Place - Ashvini Pavalachandran

Under 17 Girls 6th Place - Chamodya Yapa Bandara

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2019 World Schools Chess Championship ....... Official website

 

9th Dhamso International Chess Festival 2019 Pairings & Results

 

Asian Youth Chess Championships - 2019 Citrus Hotel, Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka

 

Vietnam Youth Chess Players win the Asian Youth Chess Championship - 2019, Fide Master Harshana Tilakaratne won a silver medal and honored Sri Lanka. Daily News Report

 

The Asian Youth Chess Championships 2019 finished on the 10th of April in Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka. 571 boys and girls from 23 countries competed in 6 age categories The Asian Youth rapid and Blitz events were also held parallel to the main event.... Read More

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National Youth Blitz Chess Championship 2019

 

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SLSCA Individual Chess Championship Finals - 2019

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Results of National Arbiter Examination 2019 - Click here for Results

 

Chess will be a candidate to join the Olympic Games in Paris 2024

The President of the International Chess Federation Arkady Dvorkovich has officially launched a campaign for chess to be included as a sport at the Paris Olympic Games 2024. Read More News from https://www.fide.com

12th Colombo International Chess Festival 2019 - Results  
Harshana Thilkarathne made his Maiden IM Norm  

FM Harshana Thilkarathne Made his maiden IM norm at the 3rd Saturday Grand Master Chess tournament in Serbia. He scored 6.5 points out of possible 11 games to place third among the 12 players played. Congratulations! Harshana. Final standing ... More detail

Sri Lanka National Youth Chess Championship 2018

 

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20th Anniversary celebration of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club  

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The 20th Anniversary celebration of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club was held at the Russian Centre in Colombo amidst a crowd of Chess lovers. The occasion was graced by the presence of the Chief Guest, Madam Anastasia Khokhlova, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and Director of the Russian Centre In Colombo ......Read More

Lakshitha Randil & WCM Pasindi Wijesuriya won 4th Kolonnawa Chess Classic 2018 Open International Rating Chess Championship Category Prizes ... More Photos

Inaugural Inter Club Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2018

 

Inter Club Rapid 2018 Open

Inter Club Blitz 2018 Open

Inter Club Rapid 2018 Women

Inter Club Blitz 2018 Women

Ethugalpura International Rated Chess Championship 2018 Pairings & Results

Carlsen Wins World Championship

Magnus Carlsen is the once and future king of chess. Wednesday, Carlsen, 27, defended the title he first won in 2013 by beating Fabiano Caruana, 26, in a series of rapid games to break a tie in their match in London.Read More from https://worldchess.com Photo from https://worldchess. com/news/88

Ju Wenjun defends Women’s World Champion's title

Three weeks after the start of the Women’s World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, the world’s strongest woman chess player was determined. The rating favorite of the event, Ju Wenjun from China, defended the title she had won in spring, beating the Russian Kateryna Lagno in the final match.Read more from www.fide.com .Official website ... Photo Courtesy by https://ugra2018.fide.com/

World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad-2018

 

Pairings & Results -All

Pairings & Results - Sri Lanka

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Mercantile and Government Services Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2018

 

Rapid Results

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5th Sri Lanka National Senior Chess Championship - 2018 - Results

 

SLSCA Team Chess Championship Finals- 2018

 

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Sri Lanka National Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018

 

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43rd Chess Olympiad: Double gold for China!

 

China is taking home two team gold medals from the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi!...... Read more from www.fide.com __ Closing ceremony Photos

Sri Lanka Women team second place in Category D Section at 43rd World Chess Olympiad

 

43rd World Chess Olympiad – Batumi, Georgia

Teams - Sri Lanka - Open ......... Woman

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89th FIDE Congress - Batumi, Georgia

 

Mr Luxman Wijesuriya was appointed as one of the Vice presidents of the Asian Chess Federation and re-elected as the General Secretary of the Commonwealth Chess Association. Congratulations

Arkady Dvorkovich elected FIDE President

 

Mr.Arkady Dvorkovich has defeated Georgios Makropoulos 103:78 and will follow Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as the 7th President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Read more from chess24.com ...... www.fide.com

PERA CHALLENGE 2018 - Tournament Prospectus PDF ... DOC

 
Anatoly Karpov Chess Club (AKCC) promoted CHESS in a big way!!!  

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The 500th Chess Coaching Camp of the ANATOLY KARPOV CHESS CLUB was conducted very successfully by Woman Fide Master and Fide Instructor Suneetha Wijesuriya who is the Founder President and the Chief Instructor of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club of the Russian Centre in Colombo recently at the 3rd Annual National Sports Exhibition of Sri Lanka SPORTEX – 2018 which was held at BMICH and organized by SPORTSINFO.

Buddhi International Open Rating Chess Championship 2018

 

Pairings & Results

National Schools Games 2018 - Chess

 

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2018 World Junior Chess Championship and Under 20 Girls Championship

 

Pairings & Results - Open

Pairings & Results - Girls

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CM Supun Kuruppu & WCM Pasindi Wijesuriya won Sri Lanka Junior National Chess Championship 2018

 

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1.Supun Kuruppu -Ananda College -Champion
2.Ranidu Dilshan Liyanage -Ananda College -Second
3.Krishna Rahul Jeyanthan -Ananda College -Third

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1.G.P.Y Wijesuriya -Visakha Vidyalaya -Champion
2.H.M.H Janandani Abeysinghe -Mahamaya Girls-Kandy -Second
3-H.K.T Dewnethmie Dahampriya -Visakha Vidyalaya -Third

Sri Lanka Open International Rating Chess Championship 2018 Pairings & Results

 

Negombo Chess Festival 2018 - Pairings & Results

9th Kandy Open International Rating Chess Championship From 06th to 13th August 2018 Pairings & Results

7th Mercantile/ Government Services International Rating Chess Championships 2018. - Pairings & Results

Sri Lanka Inter University Chess Championships 2018 Men - Pairings & Results ..... Women - Pairings & Results

Sri Lankan medals bucket filled with 17 Asian Medals in 14th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2018

CM Kevin Ranidu Silva wins Under 13 Standard Open Category Gold medal, Rapid Category Silver Medal & Blitz Category Gold Medal. WCM Ehsha Pallie wins Under 11 Girls Standard Category Silver medal, Rapid Category Gold Medal & Blitz Category Bronze Medal. FM Sasith Nipun Piyumantha wins Under 17 Standard Open Category Bronze medal & Rapid Category Gold Madel. FM Harshana Thilakarathne wins Under 15 Standard Open Category Silver medal & Blitz Category Silver Medal. Nethmi Fernando wins Under 15 Girls Rapid Category Silver Medal. FM L M S T De silva wins Under 13 Open Category Silver Medal. Lisara Kodithuwakku wins Under 13 Standard Open Category Bronze Medal. Tenara De silva wins under 17 Girls Standard Category Bronze Medal. WCM Sanudula Dahamdi Under 11 Girls Rapid Category Bronze Madel. Chamodya Yapa Bandara wins Under 17 girls Blitz Category Bronze Medal and Lasal. Jayawardana wins under 17 Open Blitz Category Bronze Medal ...... Read More

Closing Ceremony - More Photos

More Photos from Facebook Page-Photo courtesy of Mr.Malith Akalanka(IA)

14th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2018 starts in Sri Lanka. The inauguration of the 14th edition of the Asian Schools Chess Championship was held on 09th July 2018 with the total participation of 454 players. Event is progressing at beautiful city of Coastal area, Citrus Hotel - Waskaduwa. Event will held till 15th July 2018. Read More

Inauguration Ceremony Photos

14th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2018 - more Photos from Facebook Page

14th Asian Schools Blitz Chess Championship 2018

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14th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2018

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14th Asian Schools Rapid Chess Championship 2018

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Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018..... Website ... Pairings

 

Harshana Thilakarathne (FM) wins Under 16 Championship in Commonwealth Chess Tournament 2018

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Sri Lanka National Amateur International Rating Chess Championships

 
5th National Amateur Chess Championship 2018 Open Pairings & Results

5th National Amateur Chess Championship 2018 Girls Pairings & Results

Ju Wenjun became the new Women`s World Champion

Ju Wenjun made a draw with Tan Zhongyi in the last classical game of the Women`s World Chmpionship Match and became the 17th Women`s World Champion in the history of chess. She is also the 6th Chinese player who achived this title. Read More from www.fide.com ... Official website

Sri Lanka National Championship and Women’s National Chess Championship 2018 - Report  

Isuru Alahakoon wins the 2018 Sri Lanka National Championship for the fourth time and Dinushki Premanath (WFM) wins 2018 Women’s National Chess Championship for the Second time. Read More

Sri Lanka National Chess Championship 2018 - Pairing & Results
Sri Lanka Women's National Chess Championship 2018 -Pairings & Results
3rd Anniversary celebrations and the Annual Award Ceremony of Lanka Chess Academy International  

The 3rd Anniversary celebrations and the Annual Award Ceremony of Lanka Chess Academy International (Pvt) Ltd was held recently at the Public Library Auditorium. Mr. Milton Amarasinghe, ...Read More Photos>Set 1 .Set 2 . Set 3 . Set 4 . Set 5 . Set 6 . Set 7

World School Chess Championship 2018

Harshana Thilakarathne (CM) wins Silver Medal World School Chess Championship 2018

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Dhamso International Chess Festival 2018 - Pairings and Results

IM CRG Krishna and S Nevinka De Silva wins Dhamso International Chess Festival 2018

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Winners List

Asian Youth Chess Championships 2018  

Congratulations Sasith Nipun Piyumantha for been the Under 16 Champion and Gold Medalists at the Asian Youth Chess Championship held in Ching Mai, Thailand. This is the highest achievement that a Sri Lankan Chess Player received at the Asian Youth Championship. He is a product of Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda.We Wish you All the Very Best a for Bright Future... We are proud of you... More Photos

Asian Youth Chess Championships 2018 Standard - Pairings and Results

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Asian Youth Chess Championships 2018 Rapid - Pairings and Results

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11th Colombo International Chess Championship 2018  

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SLSCA Individual Chess Festival 2018 - Finals

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National [B] Chess Championship 2018 - Results

 

Women's National [B] Chess Championship 2018 - Results

 

Inter School Chess Festival 2018(Districs) - Pairings & Results

“Lanka Chess Puzzles 5” by Suneetha Wijesuriya

 

“Lanka Chess Puzzles 5” book launching ceremony was held recently at the Russian Centre Auditorium. Read More

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2018_CFSL_Calendar....... Click here to download

 

6th Kalutara Chess Festival Open International Rating Chess Championship 2018 - Pairings and Results

 

At the annual SLT SILK Sports Awards - SLT SILK Outstanding Dedication and Contribution to Promote Sports - Awarded to Mrs.Suneetha Wijesuriya WFM / FI

 

SLT SILK Chess Player of The Year - Zainab Saumy

 

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