IM Anwesh from India wins 2nd Buddhi International 2011

The only International Master in the event, Anwesh Upadhyaya from India grabbed the 2nd Buddhi International Championships convincingly scoring with 8.5 points out of 9 games yesterday. He, the top seed in the event with an ELO of 2408 had only a draw against Abhishek Das of India in through out the event. Anwesh received Rs 60,000/- with the Beautiful Buddhi International Trophy and the Gold Medal.

The 2nd Buddhi International tournament which was organized by the Buddhi School of Chess on behalf of the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka and FIDE was a great success with 220 odd players participating with 16 foreign players. The tournament was held from 7th to 11th October 2011at the Apsara Hotel, Nittambuwa on Swiss System Basis over 9 rounds with a prize fund around LKR 300,000/=. National Youth Council of Sri Lanka has supported the Buddhi School of Chess in making the event a success.

Abhishek Das of India became 1st Runner up with 7.5 points to win the Silver Medal and LKR 40,000/= while TU Navin Kanna also from India won the Bronze medal with 7 points. GC Anuruddha (Sri Lanka Navy), MShamkar (India), C. Natrajan (India), Fide Master, D Sai Sirinivas (India), WATS Gunasinghe (Sri Lanka), D Chakrabarty (India), D Manodip(India), Vasanta Wettasinghe(Sri Lanka), MK Chandrasekhar (India), Shakthi Ediriweera (Sri Lanka Navy) and Pasan Vindual Liyanapathirana (Sri Lanka) scored 7 points each and tied with Navin Kanna in the 3rd spot and shares a total of LKR 57,000/= among them.

Manisha Sachini Gunaratne from Sirimavo Bandaranayake Balika Vidyalaya bagged the Women's Championship of the Buddhi International for the 2nd consecutive year. She scored a total of 6.5 points to get the Gold medal, The trophy with LKR 10,000/-. Wimasha Premasiri (Furguson High School Ratnapura) was 2nd to earn the Silver Medal with LKR 6,000/= while Neunika Methmani (Anula Vidyalaya)won the 3rd place to get the Bronze medal with LKR 4,000/=.

The Awarding Ceremony was held at the Apsara Hotel under the patronage of Mr. Rasita Delhapola, the International Coordinator to the Chairman of National Youth Council as Chief Guest while Mr. Luxman Wijesuriya, the Vice President, CFSL & President Zone 3.2, FIDE and Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya, A gold medalist at the 30th Chess Olympiad from Sri Lanka as the guest of Honour with Miss Buddhi Panagoda, the organizer of the event..

The category prizes are as follows:

Under 8 Boys
1 G M H Thilakarathne, Sri Lanka
2 Ranindu Dilshan Liyanage, Sri Lanka
3 K C Harrikizhan, Sri Lanka

Under 8 Girls
1 D H D Niklesha Thrushi, Sri Lanka
2 K V T Movindi, Sri Lanka
3 Umangi Koralage Paba, Sri Lanka

Under 10 Boys
1 K S Raghunadan, India
2 Pattanaik Ayush, India
3 Achintha Shamen Kaluarachchi, Sri Lanka

Under 10 Girls
1 I M N H Idirisinghe, Sri Lanka
2 Roshel Natahasha Askey Sri Lanka
3 D D M R G K Dissanayaka Sri Lanka
eq 3rd Sithmi Amasha Weerman U

Under 12 Boys
1 H M A K Herath Sri Lanka
2 G M S Thilakarathne, Sri Lanka
3 Chamnitha Devin Sarathchandra, Sri Lanka
eq 3rd Isuru Udana Samarasinghe, Sri Lanka

Under 12 Girls
1 H J M R M Jayasundara, Sri Lanka
2 N Novodya Batawala, Sri Lanka
3 T B SH Bandara, Sri Lanka

Under 15 Boys
1 Shakila Aluvihare, Sri Lanka
2 Sachintha Chathuranga,Sri Lanka
3 H G Anuja Prabodana Herat,h Sri Lanka

Under 15 Girls
1 Thinithi Shanika Ranasinghe, Sri Lanka
2 Dinithi Kulathunga, Sri Lanka
3 Lakshi kasunika Ranasinghe, Sri Lanka

Best Unrated
1 H G Denuwan Theekshana, Sri Lanka
2 Suhad Rajapakshe, Sri Lanka
3 Tahrindu Nirmal Wickramasinghe, Sri Lanka

Rating Category 1200 - 1599
1 H M A Y Herath, Sri Lanka
2 S D Rajapakshe, Sri Lanka
Eq 2nd Singh, Anushman India
Eq 2nd Yasith Ashan Samarathunga, Sri Lanka
Eq 2nd T T M D C Thennakoon, Sri Lanka
Eq 2nd K G Rathnayaka, Sri Lanka

Rating Category 1600 - 1799
1 Choudhury Jithendra, India
2 Chathulanka Gamage, Sri Lanka
3 Ganesh Rathnayaka, Sri Lanka

Rating Category 1800 - 1999
1 W A T S Gunasinghe, Sri Lanka
2 Pasan Vindula Liyanapathirana, Sri Lanka
3 Niklesh Jain Singhai, India
eq 3rd Das Arindam, India
eq 3rd L N Perera, Sri Lanka
eq 3rd Osheen De Silva, Sri Lanka
eq 3rd A A C B Amarasinghe, Sri Lanka
eq 3rd MA N Danushka, Sri Lanka
eq 3rd L D P Madushanaka, Sri Lanka Navy

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