Sri Lanka National School Games 2017 – Final Results


This event is the most awaiting team tournament for school chess teams. School teams are doing all hard work to win this most prestiges tournament. This year also many top teams consisted lots of top SriLankan players including both National Champions Minul Doluweera (Royal College) and Women’s Champion Sayuni Gihansa (Dharmasoka College) . Also there were many National squad players.
D.S. Senanayake College won the both Boy’s championships. Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda won the U 17 Girls championship while Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya, Kurunegala won the U 20 Girls championship.

Though results show only 8 teams won 12 championships, there were close battle throughout the tournament. There were many disappointments for many top teams with big names as well.
Despite of beaten both teams by St. Sylvesters College in the last round, D.S. Senanayake College won the both boys championships. In Under 20 event, Naotunna brothers played in the same team. Both Maliyadeva Boys teams played really well and beat many top teams, but couldn’t get any top 3 places. Even thought Minul Doluweera and Sasith Nipun Piyumantha won all possible points there team couldn’t make the top 3.
In under 20 Girls event, Maliyadeva girls team won the championship. No big names but they all did well as the team without losing any rounds other than last round drew with Mahamaya College Kandy. Dharmasoka College Amabalangoda consisted with National Women’s Champion Sayuni Gihansa Jayaweera won the U 17 championship. They won all rounds except last round drew with Visakha Vidyalaya. Both Visakha Vidyalaya team consist of many top players but they couldn’t win the championships but both ended up in 2nd places. Dasuni Mendis and Nelunika Methmani were unbeaten in Under 20 team as well. Last year both teams won the championships.

Under 20 Boys
Champions: D.S. Senanayake College
Runners up: St.Sylvesters’ College Kandy Sri Lanka
2nd Runners up: Ananda College – Colombo 10

Under 17 Boys
Champions: D.S. Senanayake College
Runners up: Royal College, Colombo
2nd Runners up: St. Sylvester’s College – Kandy

Under 20 Girls
Champions: Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya Kurunegala
Runners up: Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo
2nd Runners up: Dharmasoka College Amabalangoda

Under 17 Girls
Champions: Dharmasoka College Amabalangoda
Runners up: Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo
2nd Runners up: Girls’ High School, Kandy

U 20 Boys:

U 20 Girls:

U17 Boys:

U17 Girls:

Congratulations to all the winners..!!!