A A C B Amarasinghe from Kurunegala became Champion scoring 8.5 points out of possible 9 games convincingly. He was awarded the Gold Medal + Trophy with Rs.60,000/= cash prize for his achievement..
The Kaluthara Chess Festival 2020 Organized by Kalutara Chess Club was held from 15th to 19th January 2020 at the beautiful Hotel White Haven, Panadura. A total of Rs. 360,000/= cash awards were made available by the organizers with trophies, Medals and other awards. 340 Chess Players including 150 ELO Rated players from all over Sri Lanka participated in this event which was organized for the 8th consecutive year in Kaluthara, Sri Lanka.
G C Anuruddha (FM) and Isuru Alahakoon (FM) tied for the Second and Third Places Tied with 8.0 points out of there 9 games and after tie breaks, GC Anuruddha won the Silver medal and Bronze for Isuru. Both has to share Rs. 32,500/= each among them.
H Methushi Amaya Fernando scored 6.5 out of 9 games to win the women’s Championship in the event. She bagged Rs. 15,000/= with the Gold Medal and the trophy. Linali Andrea Jayasuriya andW M M N Wijesinghe scored 6 points each out of 9 games. Jayasooriya won the Silver medal on the better tie breaker and Wijesinghe had to satisfy with the Bronze medal sharing Rs. 7,500/= each.
Category Prizes of the Kalutara Chess Festival – 2020