Asian Youth Online Chess Championship 2021

Arundi and Sanudula are in a comfortable position

Arundi Beminiwatte of Defense College, Colombo and Sanudula Dahamdi of Museus College are leading the Sri Lankan players’ points table after 6th round of the online Asian Youth Girls Chess Championships 2021. Arundi is in the 3rd equal position scoring 5 out of 6 games with 6 more players where two Iranian players Rosha Akbari and Sana Shadanpour are leading the table with 5 ½ points each in under 10 Girls category. Arundi beat Tran Ngo of Vietnam, Azjargal Chinzorigt of Mongolia, Raina Sumagali and Alin Karkim both of Kazakhstan and lost in the last round to the leader Rosha. Unfortunately, the Under 10 Girls World Youth Chess Champion, Oshini Gunawardena dropped 1 ½ points with a draw to Advika Vinali of Singapore and lost to Anshika Dongre of India to score 4 ½ points out of 6 games to share the 10th place.
Playing in the under 14 Girls Category, Sanudula Dahamdi also is in a comfortable position with 5 points out of 6 games sharing with 2 more players in the 3rd place. Ton Nu of Vietnam and Ghosh saparya from India are in the top with 5 1.2 points out of 6 games. Sanudula beat Amulya Guruprasad and Mallick Mitrica both of India, Kiyan Mohomed of Maldives, Thu Nguyen of Vietnam, Erdenebet Tugstuguldur of Mongolia and lost to Baldanjantsan Khuslenzaya to score 5 points.
Senuthi Jayasinghe of Sumedha College, Gampaha is also having 4 ½ points out of 6 in the under 8 years Girls category losing only one game to Pooja Shri of India with a draw against Arshida Rashgar of Iran. She beat Sai Smrithi, Amaya Roy, Divya Gowrieshankar all three from India and Sotoudeh Bakhitiya of Iran. P. Ardra of Sussex College, Badulla is having 4 points and Inara Cassim of Christ King College, Pannipitiya is having 3 ½ points in under 8 Girls Category.
Esandi Newansa of Dharmasoka College is having 4 points out of 6 in the under 12 years Girls category while Oneli Vithanawasam of Lyceum International, Wattala is having 3 1/3 out of 6 games.
The Asian Youth Chess Championships 2021 is the most prestigious Chess tournament in Asia for the Youth Chess players. The Indian Chess Federation is organizing the event on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation this year. More than 1000 players have registered in this event which is held according to the Swiss system at Tornelo Platform. The time control is 15 minutes + 10 second increment per each move played and a total of 9 rounds are played in each category. Three games each is played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 11.30 Sri Lanka time.
The standings after 6th round of Sri Lanka Girls Youth Chess players
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