Sri Lanka wins 3 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals


Vinuda Shenal Gunathilake of Royal College (U-14 open), Desandi Dihansa Gamage of Sirimavo Bandaranayake Balika Vidyalaya (U-16 Girls) and young Hasadi Sethumsa of Sujatha Vidyalaya, Matara (U-8 Girls) won Silver medals at the Western Asian Youth Chess Championships 2022 concluded on Friday in the Maldives.

Desandhi scored 5 points out of 7 games, while Vinuda tied for the top spot and claimed the Silver on tie breaking points. Hasadi scored 5 ½ points out of 7 games in the under-8 Girls category.

Susal De Silva of Nalanda Vidyalaya (U-18 Open), SDBK Seneviratne of Maliyadeva College (U-16 Open) and Dulinma Rathnayake of Viharamahadevi Balika, Kiribathgoda (U-12 Girls) won Bronze Medals.

Susal scored 5 points out of 7 games, while SDBK scored 4 ½ points out of 7 games. Dulnima finished with 5 points out of 7 games.

The event was organized by the Maldivian Chess Federation under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE. The Rapid event took place on 16 June at the Ukulhas, Maldives.

The event was played with the time control of 10 minutes + 10 seconds on the Swiss System in 7 rounds. 

The West Asian Chess Championships 2022 commenced on 17 June and will conclude on 22 June at the same venue, the Convention Centre of Ukulhas, Maldives. A total of 22 players are taking part in the event.