This is to inform you all that all the arrangements are made to hold the Sri Lanka National (Major Division) Chess Championship 2020 as scheduled at the following venues. The details of organizer is also given below:
Colombo – Sastrananda Vidyalaya,Kawdana,Dehiwala- Erosh 0713775756
Kandy – NICD, Polgola – L.V Mudalige 0713696780
Jaffna- Hindu College,Jaffna- Nimalarajan 0773433701
Galle- Dharmashoka College, Ambaangoda- Malith 0718740372
Ratnapura- St. Alosysius College- Ratnapura Sanjula 0719020600
Anuradhapura- D.S Senanayake Model Junior School,Anuradhapura- Rajiv 0776221847
Kurunagala- D.S Senanayake Central College ,Uhumeeya -Chintaka 0772546435
1. All those who selected from the Sri Lanka National (Novices Division – Open) Chess Championships 2020
2.All rated players below 2000 ELO rating. (Only the IMs are exempted, Even WIMs/FMs should have over 2000 rating to play the National B.)
3. All players who have played the Major Division before.
1. All those who selected from the Sri Lanka National (Novices Division – Women) Chess Championships 2020
2.All women rated players below 1700 ELO rating. (Only the WIMs are exempted, Even WFMs should have over 1700 rating to play the National B.)
Qualification to National B Chess Championships
1. 50% of the players will be selected till 40 players.
2. 20 players will be selected till 100 players
3. 1 player for each ten players will be selected after 100 players. (Example for total 150 players 25 will be selected.)
We expect a fierce competition this year aiming the Chess Olympiad 2020 to be held in Russia in August this year. We have increased the events to Ratnapura and Anuradhapura this year. The eligibility is less than 2000 Elo for Men and less than 1700 ELO for Women. The players who have played the Major Division at least once are also eligible to play. All qualifies players from Sri Lanka National (Novices Division) Chess Championships this year may also participate.
Please be informed that the players reside in the district or who studies in a school/ University or Institute in a District or who works in an organization in the District may participate from the relevant District. If any protest is reach, the players are responsible to give the proof to the organizers on request. Any player violating this regulation will not be eligible for Sri Lanka National B / Women’s National B Chess Championships 2020.
The players who have not registered with the CFSL by 31st January may have to pay an amount of doubled entry fee. So, players may take the registration fee by contacting the District organizers earlier. It is advised to get the life membership for regular Chess Players.
Wish you all the best for the events!