The 8th Sri Lanka Grand Prix 2021

The health Ministry has given the green light to start the events of Individual Sports. So, we thought of starting the smaller event with the guidelines given by the Health Ministry and the Medical Unit of the Sports Ministry. Event will be in February and the exact dates will be announced later.
This is one of the leading Chess Events in Sri Lanka where only top players participate in the Round Robin basis. The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is offering cash awards of RS. 115,000/= , Medals and Trophies for the winners.
(Rs. 50,000/=, Rs. 30,000/=, Rs. 20,000/=, Rs. 10,000/= and Rs. 5,000/=). The event will b played in 2 time controls, 90 minutes 40 moves.
Event will be live broadcast.
Chess players with following performance this year are eligible: International players are also welcome.
1. Reigning Champion.
2. International Chess Masters and Women International Chess Masters with ( IM more than 2000 and WIM more than 1800 Rating.) Foreign IMs are allowed. (Maximum 3 players)
3. Top 5 players in the Sri Lanka National Chess Championship 2020
4. The Women's National Chess Champion 2020
5. The National Amateur Chess Champion 2020
6. Mercantile Chess Champion 2020
7. Five players having more than 2000 ELO according to the International Rating List of December/ January
8. Two players with highest performance from the International Rating Chess Tournaments held so far. (Earlier points system is used to rank, Champion get 10, Runner up 9, Third 8 till no 10 get 1) (Instead of points system Should win at least one event and placed in top three in another./ Played at least 5 event ) 2019 events will be considered.
9. Wild Card Entries
Those who are interested to get Wild Card Entries should make a request to this Email with their FIDE ID, Highest rating achieved ever, and performances to declare. Theses entries are allowed on the first come first serve Basis.
Entry Fee - Rs. 2,500/=
Rs. 10,000/= per Wild Card.
If there are more entries, two Round Robins and Knocked out Event will be played. Entries with your details including the category of qualifying should send to cfslchessevents@gmail.com on or before 20th January 2021.
Thank you and best regards
Luxman Wijesuriya
President - CFSL
General Secretary - South Asian Chess Council
General Secretary - Commonwealth Chess Association
Vice President - Asian Chess Federation
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