IM CRG Krishna wins 8th Dhamso International Chess Festival 2018 Print
Friday, 27 April 2018 08:46

By Tournament Director IA Malith Akalanka

8th Dhamso International Chess Festival 2018 was held in beautiful down south place, Ambalangoda. Tournament venue was S Thomas De Silva Memorial Auditorium in Dharmasoka College and Event was held from 19th to 23rd April, 2018.

There were nearly 400 players competed for the title of DICF player of the year. Including two toughest IMs from Spain and India. IM Marcos Llaneza Vega from Spain and IM CRG Krishna from India.

IM CRG Krishna (IND, 2415) convincingly won the 8th Dhamso with 8.5/9 points without losing a game. He only drew in the 3rd round to Hevidu Samarakoon (SRI, I439). Two players scored 8/9 points and tied for the first runner up but with the tie breakers IM Marcos Llaneza secured the first runner up place and CM Kevin Ranidu Silva had to satisfy with the bronze medal.

In women category S Nevinka De Silva Kanakarathna won the championship. She and two players tied with 6.5/9 points for the title. BKD Liyanage and NT Abeywardana. But with the tie break criteria Nevinka secured the championship.

The Closing Ceremony of the Championship took place yesterday evening, on 23rd of April, and was attended by the Mr Shashika De Silva, Honorary Secretary of Chess Federation of Sri Lanka Mrs Buddhi Panagoda, Principal of Dharmaoska College Mr. Hasitha Kesara Weththimuni, and other distinguished chess figures and Chess enthusiasts of the country.

The Championship was played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, in accordance with the FIDE Rules of Chess with time control 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the move one.

The total prize fund of the event was Rs. 400,000.00. Also Trophies, Medals and Certificates were distributed among the winners.

Hope to see you all in 2019 with 9th Dhamso. Wish you all the best for your future endeavors.



WINNERS LIST

Name Type Place
J M Gethmanthie De Silva Under 06 Girls Champion
S A N Silva Under 06 Girls Equal First
P A A U A Idurukumari Under 06 Girls Equal First
     
Name Type Res.
R K Nuthara Thewmali Under 08 Girls Champion
K L Ahinsa Sethmini Under 08 Girls 1st Runner Up
Prathibha Nethsarani Bandara Under 08 Girls Equal Second
M W Nethuki Sayumdie Under 08 Girls Equal Second
Jenuki Alwis Under 08 Girls Equal Second
     
Name Type Res.
U M Himaya Shalindi Silva Under 10 Girls Champion
D G D N Thathsarani Perera Under 10 Girls 1st Runner Up
M Esandi Newansa Under 10 Girls Equal Second
Dihansa Devlini Gurusinghe Under 10 Girls Equal Second
T Suheli H Fernando Under 10 Girls Equal Second
Chathumi Tharika Gallage Under 10 Girls Equal Second
     
Name Type Res.
D G D S Vidarsha Perera Under 12 Girls Champion
T Viduni Nirasha De Silva Under 12 Girls Equal First
M Nuwanthi Silva Gamage Under 12 Girls Equal First
K M Dahamdi Sanudula Under 12 Girls Equal First
     
Name Type Res.
M G Yasasmi Waranga Under 15 Girls Champion
Asani Sankalpana Weerasinghe Under 15 Girls 1st Runner Up
D B M Nethmini Liyanage Under 15 Girls Equal Second
Vinumi Vidara Jasenthuliyane Under 15 Girls Equal Second
J A K N T Indrajith Under 15 Girls Equal Second
Irushi Layanga Abeysinghe Under 15 Girls Equal Second
I G U Subandi Jayaweera Under 15 Girls Equal Second
H. Tharushi Amasha Devindi Under 15 Girls Equal Second
     
Name Type Res.
Sarath Eriyagama Senior Citizen Age Over 60 Champion
Anthony J Samuel Senior Citizen Age Over 60 1st Runner Up
     
Name Type Res.
Theekshana Isuruika Ranasinghe Under 06 Boys Champion
T H Lashid Gayansa Buvisuru Under 06 Boys Equal First
M Senul Methmin Under 06 Boys Equal First
     
Name Type Res.
N P M Lakvindu Nuwarapaksha Under 08 Boys Champion
Senith Ranmika Amarasinghe Under 08 Boys 1st Runner Up
Nevon Santhul Thalgaswatta Under 08 Boys Equal Second
G Haritha Hansana Under 08 Boys Equal Second
     
Name Type Res.
Minaga Yethmin Rathnayaka Under 10 Boys Champion
Rehan Nawantha Wijeratne Under 10 Boys 1st Runner Up
B H A Rasidu Alwis Under 10 Boys Equal Second
     
Name Type Res.
L M S T De Silva Under 12 Boys Champion
M G Janitha Indusara Under 12 Boys 1st Runner Up
K G T S D Kiriella Under 12 Boys 2nd Runner Up
Jenith Wiratunga Under 12 Boys Equal Third
Sanuka Chandul Dalawella Under 12 Boys Equal Third
     
Name Type Res.
G W D M Dabarera Under 15 Boys Champion
G K Pasindu Nimsara Dharmakeerthi Under 15 Boys Equal First
Hevidu Samarakoon Under 15 Boys 2nd Runner Up
Chenuka Nethvidu Jayawardana Under 15 Boys Equal Third
R B V Nimsara De Silva Under 15 Boys Equal Third
P N J Nanayakkara Under 15 Boys Equal Third
     
Name Type Res.
S Nevinka De Silva Kanakarathne Best Women Champion
B K D Liyanage Best Women Equal First
N T Abeywardana Best Women Equal First
     
Name Type Res.
G H A Dulnith Sanviru Unrated Champion
C A Sooriyaarachchi Unrated 1st Runner Up
S K Welivitigoda Unrated Equal Second
Viduna Lewke Bandara Unrated Equal Second
D D Edirisinghe Unrated Equal Second
K G J C Bandara Unrated Equal Second
A G Usara Insari Unrated Equal Second
     
Name Type Res.
D S Ekanayake Rating Category Less Than 1300 Champion
D M Madushan Sameera Dissanayake Rating Category Less Than 1300 1st Runner Up
A W H P M Keppetipola Rating Category Less Than 1300 Equal Second
D G D Y Adeekshana Perera Rating Category Less Than 1300 Equal Second
Senuka Sendinu Subaweera Rating Category Less Than 1300 Equal Second
Vinuga Ometh Bentharaarachchi Rating Category Less Than 1300 Equal Second
K H Kalpa De Silva Rating Category Less Than 1300 Equal Second
Gagana Pamuditha Jayasinghe Rating Category Less Than 1300 Equal Second
K Yasindu Chandes Rating Category Less Than 1300 Equal Second
     
Name Type Res.
R D Isuru Saranga Pathmasiri Rating Category 1300 - 1500 Champion
Surath Wijerathne Rating Category 1300 - 1500 Equal First
D Kalindu Deshappriya Rating Category 1300 - 1500 Equal First
Malidu Amodya Thilakarathne Rating Category 1300 - 1500 Equal First
R Nivaethan Rating Category 1300 - 1500 Equal First
K C Kaushitha Silva Rating Category 1300 - 1500 Equal First
     
Name Type Res.
D D P Weerakoon Rating Category 1500 - 1700 Champion
Kuldeep Shankar Rating Category 1500 - 1700 Equal First
A J S D Bandara Rating Category 1500 - 1700 Equal First
E D S Chandula Rating Category 1500 - 1700 Equal First
Isuru Madushan Sooriyaarachchi Rating Category 1500 - 1700 Equal First
K Y Sasmitha Upananda Rating Category 1500 - 1700 Equal First
     
Name Type Res.
Harsha Madushanka Rating Category 1700 - 1900 Champion
C M S Praneeth Kumara Rating Category 1700 - 1900 Equal First
J M Marlon P Fernando Rating Category 1700 - 1900 2nd Runner Up
     
Name Type Place
IM C R G Krishna Open Champion
IM Marcos Llaneza Vega Open 1st Runner Up
CM Kevin Ranidu Silva Open Equal Second
Lakshitha Randil Open Fourth
Pasan Vindula Liyanapathirana Open Fifth
W M Sandamith Open Equal Fifth
A A C B Amarasinghe Open Equal Fifth
Shehan Kavishka Seneviratne Open Equal Fifth
Ishan Wiratunga Open Equal Fifth
Isuru Alahakoon Open Equal Fifth
Y Jayaweera Open Equal Fifth
M A C Lakmal Open Equal Fifth
G T D Siriwardena Open Equal Fifth
CM Subash Lasitha Open Equal Fifth
Vasanta Wettasinha Open Equal Fifth



Handing over the cheque of Rs 100000.00 to FM Sasith for Asian youth achievement
Handing over the cheque of Rs 100,000.00 to FM Sasith for Asian Youth achievement

Open Champion- IM CRG Krishna
Open Champion- IM CRG Krishna

Women Champion - S Nevinka De Silva Kanakarathna
Women's Champion - S Nevinka De Silva Kanakarathna

Hony Secretary - Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
Honorary Secretary - Chess Federation of Sri Lanka

IM CRG Krishna and S Nevinka De Silva
IM CRG Krishna and S Nevinka De Silva

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