Third Kandy Open Chess Championship

The third installment of the Kandy Open Chess Championship, organized by the 64 Squares International Chess Academy will be held at the National Institute of Cooperative Development, Polgolla from the 29th of August of 02nd September 2012. This tournament consisting of 09 rounds, is one of the biggest International Rating events in the country and the only one of its kind to be held in the Hill Capital.

Past Kandy Opens have been graced by over 20 competitors from India, Maldives and Nepal in addition to the cream de la crème of Sri Lankan Chess. C. Natarajan from Chennai, India emerged as the Champion of the Inaugural Kandy Open in 2010 while Sri Lanka National Team Player, Dulan Edirisinghe, himself a proud son of Kandy won the event last year, ahead of the higher seeded Natarajan. This year will be no exception.

The Organizers of the Kandy Open Chess Championship, 64 Squares International Chess Academy plans to make the event even bigger and colourful than the previous years. In addition to a Prize Fund in excess of Rs 250 000.00 including a first prize of Rs 50 000, the organizers have added a fast passed lightning chess tournament and Chess puzzle competitions to make it a true celebration of chess.

After streaming live videos of the tournament in 2011 to the 64 Sqaures website, the organizers have launched as the official site for the tournament, with plans of getting more streamlined features for the tournament site. , 64 Squares International Chess Academy proudly invites all chess lovers in Sri Lanka to visit to get the latest in this prominent chess event.

For Further Details Please Visit Our official Web Site of the event - ------ Download Tournament Prospectus

By - Mr. Rajeendra Kalugampitiya, Chairman / CEO, 64 Squares International Chess Academy

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