LMST De Silva of Nalanda College won the 7th Sri Lanka Chess Grand Prix 2020 convincingly scoring 9 points out of possible 11 Games. He Drew the final Game with EDS Chandula of Colombo University to make the supremacy. LMST is one of the most promising Chess Players in Sri Lanka who came to the National Team last year being a 13 year boy. He earned Rs. 50,000/= with the Gold medal and the trophy.
GC Anuruddha who drew with Young Kevin Ranindu Silva of St. Benedict’s College to score 8 ½ points out of 11 games to placed 1st Runner up. Kevin had to satisfy with the 3rd place with the total of 8 points. Anuruddha received Rs. 30,000/= with the Silver Medal. It is also a good achievement for Kevin who is National Under 16 Champion now since this is one of the most strongest Chess events in the country. He is awarded Rs. 20,000/= with the Bronze Medal. Minul Doluweera placed 4th to receive Rs. 10,000/= while International Master, Romesh Weerawardena placed 5th with Rs. 5,000/=.
The prize distribution was held with Mr. Luxman Wijesuriya, General Secretary of South Asian Chess Council and the Commonwealth Association and the vice President of Asian Chess Federation as the Chief Guest just after the event. The 7th Sri Lanka Chess Grand Prix 2020 was conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka from 11th to 19th July 2020 at the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka with a prize fund of Rupees 115,000/=. Leading 12 Chess players in the country participated in this 11 round, Round Robin Chess Championship.
Final Round Results.
1. AACB Amarasinghe Drew with Minul Doluweera
2. Chandana Wijekoon Drew with Dimuthu Abeywardena
3. EDS Chandula Drew with LMST De Silva
4. Thisal Piyumantha Drew with Elath Mathanga De Silva
5. Kevin Ranindu Silva Drew with GC Anuruddha
6. Romesh Weerawardena Beat Jenith Wiratunge
Standings after final Round
1. LMST De Silva (FM) 9
2. GC Anuruddha (FM) 8 1/2
3. Kevin Ranindu Silva (CM) 8
4. Minul Doluweera (CM) 7 1/2
5. Romesh Weerawardena (IM) 6
6. Elath Mathanga De Silva 5 ½
7. Thisal Manjith Piyumantha 5
8. Chandana Wijekoon 4 ½
9. EDS Chandula 3 ½
10. AACB Amarasinghe 3 ½
11. Dimuthu Abeywardena 3
12. Jenith Wiratunge 3
The Sri Lanka Women's Grand Prix will be started on Saturday, the 25th
of July 2020 at the same venue.