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Asian Seniors and Amateur Chess Championships 2014 concluded

Chess Federation of Sri LankaBuddhika Amarasinghe of Sri Lanka won the Asian Amateur Chess Championship 2014 convincingly with a 7.5/9 score to win by a clear margin.

This event was held from December 5-12, 2014 at the beautiful Citrus Resort Hotel. It was organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation.

Ten countries participated in this event: Brunei, India, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates and hosts Sri Lanka participated. Osheen Se Silva (silver) and P.D. Senanayake (bronze) tied with seven points in the Asian Amateur Chess Championship.

Play offs were conducted for finding the Asian Amateur Women and unrated prizes. Sri Lanka Women’s National Champion Dasuni Hansika Mendis won the Championship convincingly.

Naduni Abeywardena of Sri Lanka won the Silver Medal while Miyuni Kavinya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka won the Bronze Medal. Young Dinithi Panchali Rathnayake, Women Candidate Master from Sri Lanka won the unrated category while Nihaya Ahmed from Maldives won the Silver Medal. Himya Ibrahim won the bronze in unrated category.

Buddhika Amarasinghe receives the trophy

Buddhika Amarasinghe receives the trophy

Baimurzin Aitkazy of Kazakhstan was extraordinary in his 8.5 out of 9 score as he became the Asian Senior Championship at Sri Lanka. He ceded a draw to Sawadkuhi Massoud of Iran and won all other games.

Ten countries participated in this event: Brunei, India, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates and hosts Sri Lanka participated in the Asian Amateur and Asian Senior Championships.

FIDE Master Sawadkuhi Massoud of Iran won the second place with 7 points. But, on the regulations he opted for the Asian Senior over 65 years Chess Championships, and he also opted for the second place cash Award.

Ismail Ahmed, 6.5 points of Malaysia won the 3rd place but awarded the silver due to Mr. Massoud opted for Gold in over 65 event.

Women Candidate Master Mrs. Helan Milligan with 6 points opted the Bronze medal instead of the Asian Senior Women Championship with another hope of a title.

TDR Pieris of Sri Lanka tied with Ms Milligan but had to be 4th on the tie breaker.

Abdulla Ibrahim and Ahmed Naeem, both from Maldives won the Silver and Bronze Medals of the Asian Senior Championships 2014 respectively.

Baimurzin Aitkazy receives the trophy from L Wijesuriya

Baimurzin Aitkazy receives the trophy from L Wijesuriya

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