The Paul Morphy Chess Club won the Inter Club Super
League Chess Championship after a close battle with Fisher Chess Club
yesterday. The Inter Club Super League Chess Championship conducted
by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka was held from 4th to 7th February
2010 at Royal College, Colombo with a participation of top 8 Chess Clubs
in Sri Lanka.
Paul Morphy Chess Club consisted of Dulan Edirisinghe,
Romesh Weerawardena, PMAB Athukorala, PMRL Bandara, PMDI Bandara, RK
Athavan and Naditha Amarakoon scored a total of 27 points out of possible
42 points. They beat Nf3 Chess Club 3 1/2 - 2 1/2 in the last round
to achieve this title. They beat passed pawn Chess Club 3 1/2 - 2 1/2,
Reborn Chess Club 4 1/2 - 1 1/2, Kandy Chess Commun 5-1, Super Knights
Chess Club 3 1/2 - 2 1/2and Royal College Chess Club 4-2 and drew with
Fisher Chess Club in the earlier rounds to reach the final tally.
Fisher Chess Club with RS Kalugampitiya, HML Hapuarachchi,
Udith Jayasundara, Isuru Alahakoon, Yasasa Kalana Kuruwitage, Akhila
Kavinda and Sanka Samaraweera placed 2nd 25 1/2 points while Nf3 Chess
Club with SR Gunasinghe, Shamine De Moraes, Asela Prabhajith, NCO Saranga,
Surath Premaranjan, Viman Bhagya and DCJ Karunaratne 3rd scored 22.5
points to place third. Passed Pawn Chess Club, Super Knights Chess Club
and Royal College Chess Club scored 20 points each to get the 4th to
6th place respectively. The performance of Super Knights Chess Club
consisted of bunch of young promising Chess players was commendable.
Kandy Chess Commune was 7th with 19.5 points while reborn Chess Club
was 8th with 13.5 points.
Board Prize winners
1. Kaveesha Amarasena (Royal College) 5/7 2.Akhila
Kavinda (Fisher CC) 5.5/7 3. Romesh Weerawardena (Paul Morphy CC) 6.5/7
4. Wiman Bhagya (Nf3 CC) 5.5/7 5.RS Kalugampitiya(Fisher CC) and YDB
Madugalle (Kandy Chess Commun) 5.5/7 6.Akhila Fernando (Passed Pawn
CC) 5.5/7 7.DCJ Karunaratne (Nf3 CC) 6.5/7
The 7th and 8th teams have to play in the B division
finals next year allowing the top two teams in the Inter Club B this
year to play in the next year Super League finals.