Super Knights Chess Club emerged champion of the Sri Lanka National Team (Super League) Chess Championship 2022 on Sunday. The event was held from 10 to 14 August at New Chess Federation Headquarters, Torrington Square, Colombo 7. This premier club event was organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka.
Ten teams were selected and the event was held as a round-robin event comprising nine rounds. The standard time control was 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment from move 01.
Super Knights dominated the event from the beginning, losing only to SL Navy Chess Club. Anandians Chess Club was first runner-up and Kandyan Lions Chess Club second runner-up. Although Anandians Chess Club tied with Super Knights with equal match points, Super Knights won on the better tie breaker.
Super Knights: J.S. Aloka Fernando, CM Kevin Ranidu Silva, Nabil Nazar Mohamed, CM A.A.C.B. Amarasinghe, A. Vinuga Sethiya, K.G.T.S.D. Kiriella, Pesandu Rashmitha Liyanage and Y. Jayaweera.
Anandians CC: C.M. Dinul Thisura Doluweera, Lahiru Munasinghe, Pasan Vindula Liyanapathirana, Thisura Munasinghe, C.M. Mojitha Sathsara Gunaratne, Shanaka Munasinghe and Chathulanka Gamage.
Kandyan Lions: K.A.P.M. Ariyawansa, Manushka Yatawala, N.P.G. Sithija Lahiru, Achinthya Shamen Kaluarachchi, A.J.K.D. Bandara, Dhanushka Bandara, A.S. Galagamaarachchi and C.L. Jayaweera.
Board 1 – Jenith Wiratunga (Kandy YMCA)
Board 2 – D.C.J. Karunaratne (Blue & Gold)
Board 3 – N.P.G. Sithija Lahiru (Kandyan Lions)
Board 4 – Achinthya Shamen Kaluarachchi (Kandyan Lions)
Board 5 – Thisura Munasinghe (Anandians CC)
Board 6 – Osheen de Silva (SL Navy)
Board 7 – Pesandu Rashmitha Liyanage (Super Knights)
Board 8 – S. Sivathanujan (Grand Prix CC)
01. Super Knights
02. Anandians CC
03. Kandyan Lions
04. SL Navy
05. Grand Prix CC
06. Blue & Gold CC
07. Kandy YMCA
08. Sokians CC
09. Maroons CC
10. Mayor CC