The National Chess Championships 2019 started Rs. 100,000/= for Champion!
The Sri Lanka National Chess Championship 2019 is started at the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka headquartes, Nugegoda today with the highest prize fund in The National Chess Championship history, of Rs. 320,000/=.
The top fourteen Chess players are competing in the Sri Lanka National Chess Championship, the reigning National Chess Champion, Isuru Alahakoon of Sri Lanka Navy. the top ranked with 2400ELO, Harshan Thilakarathne of Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala and top 12 players from the Sri Lanka National B Chess Championship 2019.
The top fourteen players of SL Women’s National B will compete as the top 14 of Sri Lanka this year at the Women’s National Chess Championship 2019. Unfortunately, Dinushki Premanath, the current Women’s National Chess Champion withdrew due to her academic commitment at University of Moratuwa.
The event is conducted as 13 round round robin basis at the CFSL HQ on 29th and 30th June and 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th of July 2019. The National Chess Champion will be offered Rs. 100,000/= with the trophy and the Gold Medal while the Women’s National Chess Champion is offered Rs. 60,000/= with the trophy and the Gold Medal and attractive cash awards for the other winners. The top five players in the National Chess Championships will form the Sri Lanka National Teams till the Nationals next year!