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Sri Lanka National Champions and Teams for Chess Olympiad 2022 announced

The Sri Lanka National Chess Championships 2022, with a half-million rupees prize fund, took place from April 23 to May 1 in the Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research Institute, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo. Both tournaments, organized by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, were 14-players round-robins with classical time control. 

The reigning national champion, 17-year-old FM Susal de Silva of Nalanda College, won the Sri Lanka National Chess Championship 2022 for the second consecutive year scoring 10/13.

Four times Women’s National Champion, WIM Sachini Ranasinghe won her 5th Women’s National Chess Championship title convincingly scoring 9 points out of possible 13 games.

The top five players in both events are selected for the Sri Lanka national teams to participate in the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022.

Sri Lanka Team for 44th Chess Olympiad (Open section):

  1. Susal De Silva
  2. Ranindu Dilshan Liyanage
  3. Isuru Alahakoon
  4. Kiriella K G T S D
  5. Mohamed Nabil Nazar

Sri Lanka Team for 44th Chess Olympiad (Women’s section):

  1. Sachini Ranasinghe
  2. Desandhi Dhihansa Gamage
  3. Janandani Abeysinghe
  4. Wijesuriya G P Y
  5. Minethma Wickramasinghe

Read more: India teams for Chess Olympiad 2022 announced

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Final rankings – Sri Lanka National Chess Championship 2022:

Rk. NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1FMDe Silva L M S T SRI2162101862.3
2FMLiyanage Ranindu Dilshan SRI2345100956.5
3FMAlahakoon Isuru SRI20148.50751.8
4 Kiriella K G T S D SRI173780645.5
5 Nabil Nazar Mohamed SRI16807.50547
6 Kaluarachchi Achinthya Shamen SRI18016.50642.5
7 Senevirathne S D B K SRI175761531.3
8 Bandara Dhanushka SRI188260434.8
9 Tennakoon Lisara Samadhith SRI16805.51533
10CMAmarasinghe A A C B SRI18555.50531.5
11 Lahiru N P G Sithija SRI178350326.8
12 Saravanabaavan Brijeash SRI16434.51324
13CMWijekoon Chandana SRI18234.50426
14 De Silva Elath Mathanga SRI18163.50125.3

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Final rankings – Sri Lanka Women’s National Chess Championship 2022

Rk. NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1WIMRanasinghe S D SRI169890755.3
2 Gamage Desandhi Dhihansa SRI14478.50751.5
3 Abeysinghe H M H Janandani SRI146580752.5
4WCMWijesuriya G P Y SRI15817.50744
5WCMWickramasinghe Minethma Lasandi SRI152771.5445.8
6WCMSanudula K M Dahamdi SRI171071542.8
7 Mapa M M W H SRI158770.5541.3
8WCMPallie Ehsha Mishela SRI14756.50439.5
9 Abeysekara Yasasi Geemini SRI132461536.5
10 Wijesinghe W M M N SRI150960538.8
11 Ramanayake Nemindi Linaya SRI138750.5427.3
12 Vithanawasam Oneli SRI144950.5228.8
13 Yapa Bandara Chamodya SRI15334.50331
14 Yashora Tiumi SRI162440227.3

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