Sri Lanka National Youth Chess Championships 2022 - Vinudha is the Sri Lanka National Youth Under 14 Years Champion
Vinuda Shenal Gunathilake of Royal College Colombo won the Sri Lanka National Youth Under 14 Years Chess Championships 2022 scoring 6 points out of 7 possible games with the better tie breaker after tying with 4 more players, Disara Tennakoon, Malisha Weeratunge, Disal Weerasekara and DRBG Galkotuwa. Vinuda beat JSW Basnayake, Thathika Waduge, DCBK Senevirathne, Budmina Hettigoda, Devindya Oshini Gunawardena and drew with HMJR Herath and Disara Tennakoon to reach 6 points and the Championship title with the Gold Medal.
Disara Tennakoon of Dharmaraja Vidyalaya won the 2nd place with the Silver medal with a score of 6 points and the tie breaker out of Seven Games. Disara beat GGK Deshapriya, Yasiru Minthaka, Yasindu Perera, Lohan Atulugamage and HMJR Hearath while took draws with Thisarindu Induwara and the Champion Vinuda Shenal.
The third place went to Maleesha Savindu Weerasekara of DS Senanayake College, Colombo also with 6 points and the better tie breaker than other two. He beat Hiruja Nethdinu, Nisal Thilakarathne, Sithika Sandesh, Lohan Atulugama and Dinujaya Kodituwakku and drew with Chenith Gunawickrama and Ruwanmith Gamage to earn 6 points and the Bronze Medal. Disal Nimsara Weerasekara (Sri Chandananda Buddhist School) and DRBG Galkotuwa(Dharmaraja College) also scored 6 points out of 7 games but had to satisfy with the 4th and the 5th places.
The National Youth chess Championships 2022 is one of the most prestigious Chess events conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka for the youth Chess Players in the Country. The event is hold in 12 Events in 6 age groups, Under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 years with Open and Women separately from 20th April to 31st May 2022.. The preliminary events were held in 19 Districts March 2022 and the qualified players of the district events are playing in this Sri Lanka National Youth Chess Championships 2022. Five events are over so far and 7 more events are expected to happen.
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