Sri Lanka wins five gold medals at 3rd Asian School Chess Festival. Print
Wednesday, 16 January 2008 00:00
Sri Lanka managed to win 5 gold medals out of total 10 awarded at the 3rd Asian School Chess Festival organized by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, with the auspices of the Asian and World Chess Federations at Hotel Tourmaline, Kandy from 3rd to 10th January 2008. This is the biggest International Chess Event in Sri Lanka and India, UAE, Syria and Iran along with Sri Lanka participated in the event. .

Sri Lanka managed to win 5 gold medals out of a total of 10 awarded at the 3rd Asian School Chess Festival organized by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, with the auspices of the Asian and World Chess Federations at Hotel Tourmaline, Kandy from 3rd to 10th January 2008. This is the biggest International Chess Event in Sri Lanka and India, UAE, Syria and Iran along with Sri Lanka participated in the event. There were a total of 10 events, under 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 Boys and Girls with total of 108 players altogether.

This is the biggest win for Chess as well since Sri Lankan players drag five gold medals in Under 7 boys, Under 9 Girls, Under 11 Girls and Under 13 Boys and Girls events while India also got 5 golds in under 15 Girls and Boys under 7 Boys and they tied for the Under 11 Girls and Boys first place. Iran also shared a gold medal with India in under 11 Boys category. Sri Lanka drag the all team positions except the Under 15 Girls Silver and Under 9 Boys Gold.

To download Final Standings please click here.

The full results are as below:

Under 7 Boys
Gold Kavindu Niketh Gamage (Sri Lanka)
Silver DO Mirissage (Sri Lanka)
Bronze HK Weerasinghe (Sri Lanka)
Under 7 Girls
Gold Bansi Prathima (India)
Silver Sandanimali Thilakaratne (Sri Lanka)
Bronze MMG Maddumage (Sri Lanka)
Under 9 Boys
Gold Shaik Nubairshan (Sri Lanka)
Silver M. Satvik (Sri Lanka)
Bronze Jorge Ebenezer (Sri Lanka)
Under 9 Girls
Joint Gold Savindi Jayaratne (Sri Lanka) and Ivana Maria (India). She is the current World Chess Champion for under 8 years.
Bronze Inuri Kahanda (Sri Lanka)
Under 11 Boys
Joint Gold Saleh Mirzaie (Iran) and Cyrus Pereira (India)
Bronze DGSD Munasinghe (Sri Lanka)
Under 11 Girls
Gold Anuththara Chandrasiri (Sri Lanka)
Silver Arundathie Senanayake (Sri Lanka)
Bronze Nishta Gupta (India)
Under 13 Boys
Gold Pasan Kavikeshawa (Sri Lanka)
Silver Nihal Manjunath (India)
Bronze WCC Perera (Sri Lanka)
Under 13 Girls
Gold Lumbini Ambanwela (Sri Lanka)
Silver Dinushki Premanath (Sri Lanka)
Bronze Ravindee Gunaratne (Sri Lanka)
Under 15 Boys
Gold Ajmera Atishay (India)
Silver Oshadi Kottahachchy (Sri Lanka)
Bronze KA Akhila Kavinda (Sri Lanka)
Under 15 Girls
Gold Pon Kritika (Women's FIDE master, India)
Silver Samasha Sayanjalee (Sri Lanka)
Bronze Dhakshika Gunawardena (Sri Lanka)



 
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