2022-02-01 04:15:52 UTC
Pesandu Rashmitha Liyanage of DS Senanayake College won the Championship of the 9 th Sri Lanka
Grand Prix 2022 convincingly. In the Finals he beat S Sivathanujan of Kokavil Hindu College 1 ½ - ½ to
secure the Championship. In the double round finals, Pesandu won his 1 st game with white pieces and got
a draw to finish the event in the 2 nd game where he earn Rs. 60,000/=, the Gold Medal and the
Championship Trophy. Earlier in the Semi Finals, he beat Osheen de Silva and came to the finals.
S Sivathanujan had to satisfy with the Silver Medal. He received Rs. 40,000/= in cash as well.
In the Consolation Finals. Osheen De Silva of Sri Lanka Navy beat Vinuda Shenal Gunatilake of Royal
College 1 ½ - ½ . Osheen beat Vinuda in the first Round and got a draw in the 2 nd round to finish with 1 ½
winning Rs. 25,000/= with the Bronze Medal.
Vinuda had to satisfy with the 4 th place and a cash award of Rs. 15,000/=. Buddhika Amarasinghe beat
Kosala Sandeepa Amarasinghe and elected the 5 th place and c;aim Rs. 10,000/= cash award.
The 9 th Sri Lanka Chess Grand Prix 2022, conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka had two
stages, in the first stage, two round Robin events were played with 9 rounds with 9 players.
Unfortunately, Surath Wijeratne withdrew from the event after the 1 st round and a forfeit point was given
to all opponents in the each round.
In the 2 nd stage a knocked out events of Semifinals and Finals were played among the top two teams of
Group A and B. The two 3 rd place players played each other for the 5 th place. All knocked out games
played giving two round with, white and Black per each player.
CFSL had offered the following Cash awards with the medals and certificates:
Champion - Rs. 60,000/=
Runner -up - Rs. 40,000/=
3 rd - Rs. 25,000/=
4th - Rs. 15,000/=
5th - Rs. 10,000/=
Public links to tournaments
Grand Prix - A (9th Sri Lanka Chess Grand Prix 2022 - Group A)
Grand Prix - B (9th Sri Lanka Chess Grand Prix 2022 - Group
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