9th Kandy Open International Rated Chess Festival 2018 Print
Monday, 23 July 2018 12:58

Kandy Open Chess Festival is organized by the 64 Squares Chess Academy, the live-wire of chess development in Kandy both in terms of identifying and developing chess talent and in organizing competitions that test the skills of top players in the country.

This year’s edition of the Kandy Open Chess Championship will be held on from August 7th to 12th 2018 at NICD, Polgolla. This is the ninth edition of what is clearly the most popular event in the chess calendar of the country.

This year we have increased the prize fund from 700,000LKR to 850,000LKR in line with our determination to keep improving the quality of the tournament. Already more than 15 foreign players have confirmed participation. In addition, all the top players in the country will be taking part as they have in previous years.

Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Temple of tooth relic  Kandy Town


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