Karpov Chess Club has celebrated the 12th Anniversary
Anatoly Karpov Chess Club has celebrated the 12th
Anniversary in a Grand Level at the Russian Centre Auditorium on 29th
October 2010. Mr. Ayrat Akhmetov, 1st Secretary of the Russian Embassy
and the Director of the Russian Centre in Colombo graced the occasion
as the Chief Guest. Mr. Buddhapriya Ramanayake, Chief Executive Officer
of the Russian Centre, Mr. Luxman Wijesuriya, Secretary of the Common
Wealth Chess Federation and the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, Mr. Sumith
Pinnawala, Chairman & Managing Director of Climax Marketing Services
and Director of Lanka Chess Foundation, Major General Siri Ranaweera,
Director of the Defence Services College, Mr. L.M.D. Dharmasena, Principal
of Ananda College, Mr. D.M.D. Dissanyake, Principal of D.S. Senanayake
College, Mr. W. Wickremathileke, Principal of Veluwana College, Mrs.
S. Thaldena, Principal of Stafford International School, Mrs. P. Padmini,
Deputy Principal of Sri Sangamitta Balika Vidyalaya were also there
as Guests of Honour.
There were about 250 participants including 100 winners
of under 12 chess tournament conducted by A. Karpov Chess Club to commemorate
the 12th Anniversary. All of them admired the video presentation made
by Mr. Bandula Withanage, Web Master of www.lankachess.com about the
activities done by this chess club island wide.
By welcoming the participants, Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya,
President and the Chief Instructor, mentioned the activities done by
the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club in the last 12 years. Since our idea is
to help the Sri Lankan Chess players and create chess Grand Masters
in the country we are ready to organised more & more activities
in the future also she added.
Mr.Ayrat Akhmetov, Director of the Russian Centre
mentioned that we all are happy and proud to have Mrs. Suneetha, the
Dynamic lady at the Russian Centre as the President of the Anatoly Karpov
Chess Club to organize chess activities regularly to upgrade the chess
knowledge of lots of Sri Lankan Chess Players. Mr. Akhmetov wish her
and the club for a very successful & a bright future.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals were awarded to the winners
of the Age Group Chess Tournament conducted by the club in 12 categories
as under 7,8,9,10,11,12 Boys & Girls.