The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is the first Sports Governing body to start the National Chess Calender events among all Sports Bodies in Sri Lanka. The CFSL startted the 7th Sri Lanka Chess Grand Prix 2020 where top 12 Chess players play round robin system for supremacy.
The event was started following all medical guidelines and history record of players was also taken before starting the event. Mr. Luxman Wijesuriya, The General Secretary - South Asian Chess Council, General Secretary - Commonwealth Chess Association & Vice President of Asian Chess Federation made the ceremonial opening with the presence of the officers of CFSL.
Reigning Champion - Chandana Wijekoon, Former National Chess Champions - GC Anuruddha & Minul Sanjula Doluweera, International Master - Romesh Weerawardena, The 2019 National Team player, Young LMST De Silva, Under 16 National Champion - Kevin Ranindu Silva, National Amateur Champion - EDS Chandula, Buddhika Amarasinghe
Seniors - Dimuthu Priyadarhana & Elath Mathanga, Young stars - Jenith Weeratunge & Thisal Manjith Piyumantha are participating in the event.
LMST De Silva, EDS Chandual and Minul Doluweera are leading the event with 2 points out of possible two and GC Anuruddha follows with just half a point behind, 1 1/2 points. Other games will be held on 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th & 19th followed by the prize giving on final day. The Chess Federation has offered Rs. 50,000/= for the Champion with a total of Rs. 115,000/- prize fund with trophies and Medals.
The event is live webcasted and the live games can be seen in the following link.
The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is starting Chess Activities after a long break of silence with the 7th Sri Lanka Chess Grand Prix 2020 to be held on 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th and 19th of July 2020 at the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka. Only 12 leading Chess players will compete for supremacy at the event.
1. Reigning Champion - Chandana Wijekoon
2. Former National Chess Champion - GC Anuruddha
3. Former National Chess Champion - Minul Sanjula Doluweera
4. International Master - Romesh Weerawardena
5. The 2019 National Team player, Young LMST De Silva
6. Under 16 National Champion - Kevin Ranindu Silva
7. National Amateur Champion - EDS Chandula
8. Buddhika Amarasinghe
9. Seniors - Dimuthu Priyadarhana &
10. Elath Mathanga
11. Young stars - Jenith Weeratunge &
12 Thisal Manjith Piyumantha
The event conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka with a prize fund of a Rs. 115,000/= total is one of the most important events in the Sri Lankan Chess Calendar. All games played in the event are live telecasted at the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka FB page.
Hony. Tournament Secretary - CFSL
General Secretary - South Asian Chess Council
General Secretary - Commonwealth Chess Association
Vice President - Asian Chess Federation